compiling from source
Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu)
ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
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 http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/index.php or "man
Checkinstall is included in Ubuntu.
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