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Re: Installing applications manually ?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frodo Baggins" <thehobbit@altern.org>
To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: Installing applications manually ?

> Jonathan D. Proulx scripsit:
> >Hi,
> >you can just install by hand using `make install` or whatever, but
> >then things can get confusing in the future.  If you take the later
> >route, make sure to install under /usr/local (usually the default when
> >building from source), that way deb packages won't stomp on your files
> >later.
> Better yet, use stow. Then you do something like
> /install --prefix=/usr/local/stow/wathever
> make
> make install
> cd /usr/local/stow
> stow -v wathever
> thins makes easier to avoid confusion :))

Thanks for your answer...... 
But in case of a php upgrade... how should I handle it ?
Being an upgrade, I guess its a bit different ?


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