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Date:      Tue, 31 Dec 2002 13:27:52 -0500
From:      "Matthew Emmerton" <>
To:        "Michael Grant" <>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: installing software question
Message-ID:  <011701c2b0fa$56a742f0$>
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> When I install something from the ports collection, the makefile
> nicely generates a packing list so I can deinstall it at a later time.
> Is there an easy way to do this if I download some random tar file for
> which I would normally untar it, ./configure, and make install?
> In other words, I install something which is not in the ports
> collection manually, I'd like to generate a packing list so I can use
> pkg_delete to remove it.  Is there an easy way to do this?

The best way to do this is to create a port for the software you want to
install and get it added to the ports collection.
The porters handbook
l) has detailed instructions on how to do this.

Matt Emmerton

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