Linked by Michael Reed on Thu 12th Oct 2006 18:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes This article is a inspired by some of the ideas which seem be constantly floating around my mind whenever I think about or read about operating systems. Surely, every time-served OS-geek carries a mental list of this sort around with them? This is a summary of all of the features which I would like to see in my dream FOSS based Operating System.
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RE[3]: make install
by Doc Pain on Thu 12th Oct 2006 21:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: make install"
Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

"What does the packaging system for FreeBSD have to do with anything mentioned in the article, or anything I wrote in my comment?"

This is the reference text:

By blixel (1.88) on 2006-10-12 20:27:50 CET {
Look into the --prefix option. If you want to know which files belong to a given program, install it to some temporary location such as ~/tmp_install.
}

I just mentioned this packaging system because it is modified by a "make install" command. So, if you want to know wich files belong to a given program, you would only have to ask the package database.

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RE[4]: make install
by blixel on Thu 12th Oct 2006 22:10 in reply to "RE[3]: make install"
blixel Member since:
2005-07-06

I just mentioned this packaging system because it is modified by a "make install" command. So, if you want to know wich files belong to a given program, you would only have to ask the package database.

Right ... but in context to the part of the article I was quoting, the original author was talking about doing manual "make installs" ... i.e. without the aid of a package management system. So my reply was all about managing manual installs. (Because the author said "Once they [they being manual program installations using "make install"] have been installed/compiled, Linux applications sometimes leave behind no clue as to where they went!")

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RE[5]: make install
by Doc Pain on Thu 12th Oct 2006 22:29 in reply to "RE[4]: make install"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

blixel (1.86) on 2006-10-12 22:10:32 CET in reply to ""
Right ... but in context to the part of the article I was quoting, the original author was talking about doing manual "make installs" ... i.e. without the aid of a package management system. So my reply was all about managing manual installs. (Because the author said "Once they [they being manual program installations using "make install"] have been installed/compiled, Linux applications sometimes leave behind no clue as to where they went!")


You're completely right. I mentioned the MUST of a funcional automated packaging system in order to avoid things like this. I think a "my dream" operating system just should contain such a thing.

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