[mythtv-users] Distro roulette... (slight OT)

Stephen Tait tait at digitallaw.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 10:33:17 EDT 2004


At 00:08 12/09/2004 +1000, you wrote:
>Stephen Tait wrote:
>
>>Of course there's nothing preventing you from installing straight from 
>>source via configure make make install, but of course as with other 
>>distros this can have a bad effect with clashing packages
>
>
>That's what ebuild inject is for.  It tells Portage that "that dependancy 
>is taken care of" when you've built your own from source.

D'oh! Someone wasn't paying attention when they read the portage manuals...

Do other more mainstream distros support things like this? I've always just 
rolled my own deb when I need to do anything non-standard. 



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