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Linux.com: CLI Magic: CheckInstall

Oct 11, 2005, 05:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"OK, you one-click installers, listen up! In spite of the early dementia no doubt being brought on by living in a GUI cocoon, there's a chance you might learn something from this week's CLI Magic. Here's the thing: given the ease of installing free software apps these days, especially those installed outside your distro's package management, how do you get rid of that great game you installed from scratch last week when you learn it opens your system up to hostile takeover? Think that just removing the executable does the trick? Think again, oh rodent lover. Now you're ready to learn about CheckInstall..."

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