From: Niall Brady (bradyn at domain maths.tcd.ie)
Date: Mon 08 Apr 2002 - 19:11:35 IST
On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 04:26:09PM +0800, Kieran OSullivan wrote:
> Package managers are very handy but sometiese you can only get a
> program in a .tar.gz type file. So my question is what did people
> do before package managers to keep track of what was on their syste?
> I know that it is possible to put code you download into a .rpm or
> whatever file and installit with the package manager but just say
> you don't want to.
*cough* 80 chars :-)
GNU stow is something I heard people muttering about... never really
used it myself.
[but tempted to now that I'm being forced to run with shiteware
(sorry, slackware) by the bossman]
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