How do you compile programs in Arch?
I really don't like to run
./configure make make install
I want to be able to review what i have installed, and uninstall it again without problems. In Slackware i use a tool called checkinstall. When i compile a program i do:
./configure make checkinstall
Checkinstall will then make a Slackware-package of the program, and install it. I can easily remove the package again.
Is there similar software i could use for Arch? Or would checkinstall work in Arch too?
You make a pkgbuild, and make your own package.
Check the wiki and the forum for ABS, and how to make your own packages.
"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍
easy install via pacman:
pacman -A /location/of/package.pkg.tar.gz
pacman -Rn package to remove it and the config files
As far as I know, you can still use checkinstall, just download and compile it