Both Thunderbird and Firefox Throw Segmentation Faults

Kristian Poul Herkild kristian at herkild.dk
Fri Apr 29 15:31:00 PDT 2005


Randy McMurchy skrev:

>Dan McGhee wrote these words on 04/29/05 14:55 CST:
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>>There's a general synopsis of it in the "Package Management" section of 
>>BLFS 6.0.  and there's a complete run-down in the hint "More Control and 
>>Mackage Management using Package Users."
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>This is what I wanted to avoid. :-) I have no interest in Package
>Management, and I'll never use the hint you use, that's why I was
>hoping you could provide a quick summary (which you did, but left
>out the most important part).
>
>I was hoping you could provide information on how this Package
>Management system benefits you. Perhaps you answered that question
>in your email and I overlooked it.
>
>My method of keeping track of packages is this:
>
>I keep a directory where all installed package source files, build
>scripts and build logs are kept (actually many directories, to
>separate BLFS/Non-BLFS/KDE/GNOME/Perl Modules/etc packages).
>
>Before and after building the package I run a find on the filesystem,
>(logged) then do a diff, a grep and a sed which leaves me with a
>filelist.log file that contains all (and only) the files installed
>on the system (I exclude the directory containing the build logs).
>
>I end up with a file for each package that contains every file
>installed on the system by that package. Makes removing a package a
>snap, and knowledge about every file on the system.
>
>The only thing I can't really determine by this log is a package
>that updates an existing file. But that's fairly rare, and easy
>enough to keep track of.
>
>It works for me, doesn't take any time to speak of,  doesn't
>require creating a user for each package, and has no issues with
>S{U,G}ID programs as all installs are done by the root user.
>
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Randy's approach reminds me a lot of install-log which does pretty much 
the same, just in an easier/simpler way. Whether or not it's better is a 
different issue.

-Kristian Poul Herkild



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