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Old 10-19-2003, 06:06 PM   #1
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checkinstall with slackware.

how do i use checkinstall with slackware. i read the README but its not verry helpfull. it has more of an agenda of explaing how it works rather than explaining how to work it.

are there any links that explain this, or could someone explain this for me?

heres the URL for checkinstall
Old 10-19-2003, 06:27 PM   #2
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Build your sources the way you are used to, but instead of make install use checkinstall. It's interactive and not difficult to use at all. It will create a Slackware package for you in the source dir and installs it. So you can manage your newly built package with normal Slackware pkgtool.

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Old 10-19-2003, 07:04 PM   #3
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o, so i just type "checkinstall" and it will give me some sort of menu driven program that helps me make the package?
Old 10-19-2003, 07:25 PM   #4
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Do the ./configure (or whatever it is) and the make stuff. Don't do the make install. Type checkinstall -ss (in the same directory that source code is) and it will present you a interactive window to create your packages

I loved this checkinstall stuff.... really,really nice piece of software.

Got this typing checkinstall --help, guess this is what you want - this is just part of the help screen
checkinstall 1.5.3, Copyright 2001 Felipe Eduardo Sanchez Diaz Duran
This software is released under the GNU GPL.

Usage: checkinstall [options] [command [command arguments]]

*Package type selection*

-t,--type=<slackware|rpm|debian> Choose packaging system
-S Build a Slackware package
-R Build a RPM package
-D Build a Debian package

*Scripting options*

-y, --default Accept default answers to all questions
--pkgname=<name> Set name
--pkgversion=<version> Set version
-A, --arch, --pkgarch=<arch> Set architecture
--pkgrelease=<release> Set release
--pkglicense=<license> Set license
--pkggroup=<group> Set software group

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