Re: Installing from source
On Mon, 24 May 1999, Otgonbayar Uuye wrote:
> 1. How am I supposed to install programs from tarball source code? I can untar and compile them,
> but then the debian package system doesn't recognize it.
> For instance I have downloaded qt-1.44.tar.gz, compiled and installed it. Then qt installs itself in
> /usr/local which violates the debian policy as I understand. KDE does the same thing. As my
> system doesn't recognize them, it wouldn't configure it properly. Also how do I uninstall them then?
Actually, that is exactly Debian policy: programs you install yourself go
under /usr/local, the distro never touches it.
If you make a deb from the sources, then you should of course make it not