[tex-live] Re: firstname.lastname@example.org: relocatable packages
duret_g at lrde.epita.fr
Mon Mar 31 01:46:33 CEST 2003
>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> writes:
Karl> That is, say I installed a package in /usr/local on my machine (thus it
Karl> is intermixed with zillions of others), and then want to copy it to my
Karl> home directory on a shared machine. If the package is relocatable, then
Karl> I can do this -- if I can find all the files. But how do I know what
Karl> the files are?
Some time ago I was a user of GNU Stow. I don't recall why I
stopped, but ISTR Stow would address that kind of issue.
Karl> For that matter, I've often wanted the file list for other reasons, too
Karl> -- for instance, to remove an old package.
Karl> Perhaps make install could write a manifest to $pkgdatadir/something?
Similarly someone recently suggested on the automake list that
`make install' creates an `uninstall.sh' script (the problem
with `make uninstall' is that you need to keep the source tree).
There are many issues related to user's install/unstall rules,
plus I'm not sure this sort of administravia falls into `make
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