compiling from source

Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu) ubuntu at
Thu Nov 10 07:15:02 UTC 2005

Samuel Thurston, III wrote:
> I think you misunderstood ... I am trying to build a debian package from 
> source so as to let package management take over... e.g. if a newer 
> version hits the respositories than the one i've built, that it will be 
> installed over it, and the old one removed.  It seems like a complicated 
> affair to build debian packages, but since i don't need maintainer 
> information and such for my personal use, there must be a simple way?
Maybe "checkinstall" is what you want.
See or "man 

Checkinstall is included in Ubuntu.



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