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Linux package updates





charredii
if you have packages you want to update in linux, but the distro server that normally updates your packages doesn't have the lastest update. so you go to the package's site and download latest package and instructs you to

./configure
make
make install

that's great, but where you you install and compile each package??
desertwind
Usually packages are installed on /usr or /usr/local.

BTW, you dont have to download the source and compile it every time you want to update. Instead you can use any of the following update managers.

YUM
APT
SmartPM

Which distro are you using ?
photon
i use snaptic package manager in my ubuntu box. very easy and straight forward. you can even enable automatic updates in ubuntu Smile

for manual updates, apt is much better than others in my experience..
charredii
slackware
desertwind
In that case you can use slapt-get.

http://directory.fsf.org/slapt-get.html

Or, slackware has got a package manager of itself namely Slackware Package Management.

BUT, I really suggest you to try SmartPM, Which has got an excellent gui.

http://labix.org/smart
charredii
I assume SmartPM supports more than just slackware right??

nice

great, thanks a lot all

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desertwind
Yes. SmartPM supports many distros. It supports Slax, RPM based and deb based distros.
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