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Old 05-07-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
adolfoe
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can't find checkinstall packages on Debian 7 nor CentOS 6.5


Hi I'm trying to install the package checkinstall in both
Debian 7 wheezy and Centos 6.5 but neither of them find the package in their respective repositories

In Debian the command
#aptitude install checkinstall
Couldn't find any package whos name or description matched "checkinstall"
Couldn't find any package whos name or description matched "checkinstall"

And in Centos
#yum install checkinstall
No packages checkinstall available.

I'm doing this to learn how install software installed from sourcecode without messing without putting the system out of sync.

Do I need to add special repositories to download checkinstall?
Is there a newer program or command that is used instead of checkinstall?

Thanks for your answers
 
Old 05-07-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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I can not tell for CentOS, but checkinstall is in the main repositories of Debian. That aptitude can't find it indicates that your repositories are not set up correctly.
 
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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It's available in stable main
post /etc/apt/sources.list
 
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help with the Debian 7.
For some reasont the /etc/apt/sources.list just had the deb-cdrom and the deb for security package
I added the deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main line to the file
Then I did
aptitude update

And was able to install checkinstall on Debian.

On the other hand I'm still unable to install checkinstall package on CentOS 6.5

I installed the RPM forge repositories following the instructions of this page
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...ories/RPMForge

And as you can see in this link
http://pkgs.repoforge.org/
The checkinstall package appears listed in the repository or RPM but it doesn't show with a
yum list checkinstall
command.
I also installed the rpmfusion repositories with no success so far.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 12:27 PM   #5
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Well I downloaded the checkinstall for RHEL 5.x (.el5) manually from the RPMForge repos.
Installed the Development Tools for CentOS
$yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
And then manually isntalled the rpm package and now is working. So I suppose that this thread is solved. It is a shame that there is no checkisntall for CentOsS/RHEL 6.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 01:34 PM   #6
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# 5 .
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It is a shame that there is no checkinstall for CentOsS/RHEL 6.
There are actually packages available, from the "andnagy repo" ..
http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/rep...RedHat_RHEL-6/
Code:
[home_andnagy]
name=andnagy's Home Project (RedHat_RHEL-6)
type=rpm-md
baseurl=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/andnagy/RedHat_RHEL-6/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/andnagy/RedHat_RHEL-6/repodata/repomd.xml.key
enabled=1
 
  


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