[Aptitude-devel] [aptitude-gtk] errors

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Sat Dec 20 06:12:33 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 09:05:08AM -0800, Daniel Burrows <dburrows at debian.org> was heard to say:
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 01:37:25PM +0100, Grammostola Rosea <rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> was heard to say:
> > Grammostola Rosea wrote:
> > > Thanks for your reply. I think you're right. I did this 
> > > http://dev.graffit.net/aptitude/trac ...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > How should I install and run it?
>   Well, I personally would install xstow, then run
> "make prefix=/usr/local/stow/aptitude install &&
>  (cd /usr/local/stow && xstow aptitude)", but do whatever you want;
> "make install" will put everything where it should be.  If you want
> to install in your home directory for some reason, pass --prefix to
> "configure", etc -- it's all the usual drill.

  If you didn't follow all that: you can just run "make install" as
root and aptitude will install itself into /usr/local.  The problem is,
it isn't really set up for this, so "make uninstall" won't work to
remove it.  That's why I use the "xstow" program, which lets you install
as if the prefix was /usr/local/stow/aptitude, placing all the files
under that directory, and then running "xstow aptitude", which will
create symlinks into /usr/local/stow/aptitude from the appropriate
subdirectories in /usr/local.  You can then "uninstall" the program
by using "xstow -D aptitude" to remove the symlinks.

  Hopefully that was a little clearer than my first explanation.


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