Re: Installing a program from source
Rhys Hardwick wrote:
You can use Installwatch to log the changes to your system, and then
undo the changes before using Apt to reinsatall Xmms.
I want to install a program from source. For example, I have downloaded the
latest CVS snapshot of xmms to put my own patches onto. I know how to
compile and install.
Is it ok to compile and install, and then, if another version is released
under apt that I want to install, just install it over the top, like
upgrading any other package. Is there something specific I should do?
Better, you can use Checkinstall to install from source and remove using
Apt. In fact, you don't even need to remove it if you use Apt to install
a newer version! See