Managing tar.gzs

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    martman00
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    Managing tar.gzs

    im new to linux and want to try to avoid all the packages out there, is there any practical way to do this. i know you can install with ./configure but is there a good way to unstall and update tar.gzs?

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    Refugee face_master's Avatar
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    come again?

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    martman00
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    what i mean to say is can i use a tar.gz like a rpm? with a rpm i could update it or uninstall it with one command, but then im relaying on redhat and not all software is a rpm, but almost everything is a tar.gz. can i use a tar-ball like a package? how was it done before packages?

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    no one remembers software before packages?

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    it they were xxxx.tar.gz, simply go into the directory and do:

    make uninstall
    that simple =)

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