[Dev] 3rd party so library installation feature

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) tizen at rasterman.com
Mon Oct 28 23:56:04 GMT 2013

On Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:46:05 +0200 Jussi Laako <jussi.laako at linux.intel.com>

> On 28.10.2013 1:19, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> > see above. ppa's. it's not a single build point once you start using
> > ppa's for libs the  distro does not provide. of the software i use day
> > to day.. MOST of it doesn't come from the distro vendor. at least most
> > in terms of function and effect to me. it's self-compiled over in
> > /usr/local
> For long time I was having lot of stuff in /usr/local, but I gave up and 
> started to actually package all the self-built things properly, because 
> keeping the /usr/local nice and tidy from old obsolete shared library 
> versions and such was too much effort.
> Packaged things also make things easier to replace distro-vendor 
> packages with my own versions because dependencies don't break.
> It is also nice because if for example some friend wants to have a 
> latest version of Octave for openSUSE, I can just give them package 
> repository URL and they can add it and keep their things up-to-date.

i've never really had a problem managing it by hand... considering it's pretty
much all the software i actually work on and thus.. i kind of have a good idea
of what is there. :)

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <tizen at rasterman.com>

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