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Re: [Fwd: Re: Installing Packages From Source]

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 05:19:49PM -0700, Jeff Grossman <jeff@stikman.com> was heard to say:
>> Manually installed packages have status "i  " while automatically
>> installed ones have "i A".
> They have a "c" next to them.

  So what you did is you removed the Debian package and then ran "make
install", right?

  In that case the package tools are completely unaware that you've done
anything.  As long as you installed into /usr/local/, that's fine.  If
you installed any files outside /usr/local, /opt and /home, you should
uninstall the software and reinstall it into one of those directories;
otherwise you risk having the package system stomp on what you've done.

  And to answer your original question: you don't need to tell aptitude
anything.  As far as it's concerned, those packages aren't installed at


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