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[trinity-users] Re: [users] [users] installing icecat from source packages - how2 draft

From: William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:36:38 -0700

On Wednesday 16 September 2020 12:22:05 deloptes via tde-users wrote:
> J Leslie Turriff via tde-users wrote:
> > Correct. ´┐ŻBut for some reason I can't imagine, I linked the wrong thing.
> >
> > :-)
> I missed this thread, but why don't you build a simple debian package?
> If it were to be installed in custom directory, I found out that a kind of
> isolation is the best approach.
> I use /opt/custom and compile/install in /opt/custom/<application>
> Then I add to the global or users PATH /opt/custom/<application>/bin
> I also found out that creating /opt/custom/<application> and chown to a
> users and compiling/installing with that user prevents from broken
> installers. The method never failed, although in recent years I have
> reduced the applications there to absolute minimum in favor to debian
> packages.

I was thinking of doing this myself, but I obviously am not really a tech 
person, compared to most of the other folks on this mailing list. 

Funny thing, though, people out in the "real world" (you know the place) often 
eem to imagine that I am a blackhat cracker who can bring down the government 
with a few command-line tricks. (I have no such illusions.) 

Once I get the steps for installation from source packages in order, I wanted 
to create deb packages, at least for myself. It would be nice to get them 
hosted somewhere, as I dislike having to use source packages -- although I 
know some geeky friends who swear by this method over using deb, rpm, yum or 
other packages. 

So, if I follow what you say, installing to /opt/custom/ instead 
of /usr/lib/ ? 

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