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Authored by: bhines on May 31, '03 06:09:54PM

You have some objection to having your software easily upgraded, managed and removed, that makes you want to install it yourself instead of via fink? :)



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Authored by: astrox on Jun 01, '03 01:18:28PM

As nice as that is, Ben, there are still some reasons for not using Fink. I sometimes want to install an executable to /usr/local/ or just /usr. It makes compiling other software easier when you don't have to set up $PATH and such to find the Fink header files and libraries. Abiword actually has a configure switch specifically to address this, but not every OSS package out there is so comprehensive.

And then there is the fact that Fink leaves not only the older files (/usr) in your system, but also leaves the source archive as well as the .deb to waste disk space. (Assuming you compile from the unstable tree, that is.)

I think Gentoo is a pretty good model for package management as well, but that doesn't get talked about much around here :)



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