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Thread: Source build versus Package

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Xubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Lightbulb Source build versus Package

    I've often wondered whether package installations (i.e. via synaptic) would conflict with those built from source... They do.

    If you're building a program from source, first uninstall any copies of the program that you installed with a package manager.

    The conflict isn't obvious from the error messages you'll receive (I guess the libraries overlap - they'll not work even if you've met all the dependencies). It's therefore quite difficult to diagnose problems caused by such conflicts.

    This may appear obvious to many of you! I assumed that it wouldn't be a problem. I couldn't find anyone saying otherwise so I'm posting the advice here.

    Feels good to start a thread with a solution rather than a problem

  2. #2
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    Mar 2008
    Area 36 /lilongwe

    Re: Source build versus Package

    inteligent being are

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