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Old 10-03-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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How to install and track programs compiled from source


Hi I am pretty new to debian (only a few days now) I have had slackware pretty much for the past year, and am finding it interesting as config files and stuff are all in different places!

Anyway I am loving apt-get and the packages, although they look like they might be quite hard for me to understand enought to make them.

Is there anything like check-install that I used with slackware to compile source and install it and then remove it later, without having to rely on make uninstall???

Or even better some sort of really user friendly script that makes .deb packages??

Thanks for your time
 
Old 10-03-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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"Anyway I am loving apt-get and the packages, although they look like they might be quite hard for me to understand enought to make them."

Debian has over 15000 packages, why make them?

#apt-get install foo

apt-cache search <package or category>
apt-cache show <package>

will give you a description.

"Or even better some sort of really user friendly script that makes .deb packages??"

i don't know how friendly:

apt-cache show alien

for more information:

APT-HOWTO
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html

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Old 10-03-2004, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info macondo I am aware there are 15000 packages. Maby they exist but I canīt find them I have been trying to find patched versions of programs what I want to install for example I want to use xine and vdr togeather with the sc (softcam) and soft csa plugins. Also xawdecode with patches and plugins.


I have just been reading here:
Quote:
http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/
It looks like checkinstall makes debian packages too!

Last edited by jimdaworm; 10-03-2004 at 05:10 PM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 06:09 PM   #4
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Originally posted by jimdaworm
Thanks for the info macondo I am aware there are 15000 packages. Maby they exist but I canīt find them I have been trying to find patched versions of programs what I want to install for example I want to use xine and vdr togeather with the sc (softcam) and soft csa plugins. Also xawdecode with patches and plugins.


I have just been reading here:

It looks like checkinstall makes debian packages too!
And works well for the purpose as well I use it for all my packages compiled from source. The syntax is su -c 'checkinstall -D --pkgname=??? --pkgversion=???' Tyoe the root password and edit the description and it builds the package and installs it.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for your reply HappyTux. I wasnīt sure if it was going t mess stuff up or not! Thats cool!
 
  


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