Pretending a Package is Installed by Creating an Empty Package with Checkinstall (for Debian-based Distributions)

Posted by D on May 3, 2009 4:08 PM EDT
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After installing ffmpeg from svn with checkinstall, I had the problem that the also installed library libavcodec51 is not compatible with the one delivered with Ubuntu. But I could not simply uninstall it so that the manually installed version was used because that caused problems with libxine1-ffmpeg, which stopped kaffeine, amarok and other software from running properly.

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