Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Sat Mar 26 16:26:30 UTC 2005

>   A couple of messages on this list lately prompt this question:
> Often I want software (such as Sylpheed, or mhwaveedit) in a version
> that's not yet available from the regular repositories. I have been
> dl'ing the source, and doing a make, make install but this seems to be
> to be defeating the fine record keeping of the Debian system.
> Whats the **recommended** way of doing this; using dpkg ???
> I am still running Warty...as I don;t want to upgrade until the release.

Just install "checkinstall" (from the Ubuntu repositories), then
everytime you compile sometihng from source instead of issuing a "make
install", run "checkinstall". It will integrate your new program
perfectly into the system, and you can see it in Synaptic etc :o)


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