Assets & Issues

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Sat Jan 10 21:04:36 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 2:53 PM, CLIFFORD ILKAY
<clifford_ilkay at> wrote:
> Ray Parrish wrote:
>> I'm a firm believer in using software available from the repositories
>> via Synaptic Package Manager, as anything installed that way gets
>> updated for you, and supposedly has been proven to work well with
>> Ubuntu.
> Using packages is a good policy but it isn't always possible. I've never
> created a Debian package but I have created RPMs before and it isn't
> very difficult. I wouldn't necessarily dismiss something just because
> there is no package because building one is always an option.

Drifting off-topic, but if you're compiling you can use the
'checkinstall' package to create .deb files.  Instead of 'make && make
install', use 'make && checkinstall' which will prompt you for package
summary, title, version, etc.  I've had trouble with one or two
programs using this method, but most have them worked perfectly.
Makes uninstalling a breeze...


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