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not a linux newb, but pretty new to slackware. when you install packages the package_name_SBo.tgz is created in /tmp. also created under /tmp/SBo are two more folders, for instance, lame-3.98.4 ...
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    purpose of folders created under /tmp/SBo


    not a linux newb, but pretty new to slackware.
    when you install packages the package_name_SBo.tgz is created in /tmp.
    also created under /tmp/SBo are two more folders, for instance, lame-3.98.4 and package-lame.
    the instructions in slackbuilds.org states to "move it to some other location for safekeeping after it's installed"
    my question is, what is the purpose of the folders created under /tmp/SBo, and do they need to be moved out along with package_name_SBo.tgz?
    thanks
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    in theory, they should delete themselves i think.

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    move it for safekeeping is in reference to the *.tgz created by a slackbuild. That's a package that you could use later on. /tmp will empty out on system shutdown (or at least it is supposed to), and be fresh on your next boot.

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