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pkg_export is a shell script I developped to allow easy management of software compiled from source. The idea is to put all the installed files in the same place, and to link them to places they are expected to be, such as /usr/local/bin or /usr/local/lib. This way you can easily switch between two versions of the same package, just by replacing the links.

I have now been using it for about 3 years, on a variety of operating systems: FreeBSD, Solaris, Digital Unix, Linux, IRIX. It should be reasonably portable and bug free, but of course I provide no guarantee.

Here is the man page.

Download the code

Version 1.0 of pkg_export, released on 2001-06-22.

JG 2001.06.22