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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: (SOLVED) Can I monitor where 3rd packages install files? Reply with quote

I'm planning to install Axigen but I am always a bit hesitant to install something without using portage. Installation looks pretty simple, I wonder though how do I monitor which files the installer puts where? In case something goes wrong it would be nice to be able to backtrace what exactly happended during installation.

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1. New Installation
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    The installaton kit consists in the INSTALL, README, LICENSE, LICENSE-others,
    UNINSTALL, RELEASE-NOTES.txt,  prepare.sh, axigen-6.1.0.ebuild,
    and axigen-6.1.0.i386.tar.gz files.

    In order to install the ebuild package, you must follow (while logged in as
    root) the steps described below, from the same directory as the ebuild
    file:
     
      ./prepare.sh
      emerge axigen

    After the installation, no daemons or related application will be started.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wrap a simple ebuild, best way really. You then know exactly what files are being installed and thus easy to remove

might take a few goes but its worth it
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
wrap a simple ebuild, best way really. You then know exactly what files are being installed and thus easy to remove

might take a few goes but its worth it


Fortunately the Axigen folks provide an ebuild (why I have to run /prepare.sh remains a mystery to me). But is there a way to track which files get installed?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

equery files foo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at Installwatch.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a.b. wrote:
Look at Installwatch.


Thanks, that looks like an excellent program!
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