Sometimes you want to install a package by hand, you may want the git version or you may want to compile it with different flags than your distro. What you do in such cases is something like:
./configure --prefix=$HOME/.local make make install
But then later, you don't want the package anymore because your distro is more
up to date or because the dependencies are now broken. If you have deleted the
sources directory, you are screwed. If your package didn't implement (or badly
make uninstall command, then again you're screwed.
What is it?
HPM (for Home Package Manager) is a small tool I wrote to have a (very simple) package manager managing the packages you install by hand. It keeps track of all the files a package installed (in a specific prefix) and allow you to remove all of them in one command.
You can install HPM through HPM itself with:
make ./hpm install hpm "make install PREFIX=$HOME/.local"
And uninstall it later with:
hpm uninstall hpm
There are only two commands:
hpm install <packagename> <command> hpm uninstall <packagename>
packagename is yours to decide and
command is the install command to
monitor for installed files.
Let's say you want to install the last git version of LLVM in your home, you would do something like:
mkdir build cd build cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/.local -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release make hpm install llvm 'make install'
And then later, if you want to delete it:
hpm uninstall llvm
And that's all!
HPM is based on installwatch which is licensed under the GPL2 license provided in LICENSE_GPL2. The hpm shell script is licensed under the FreeBSD license provided in LICENSE_BSD.