Using Checkinstall To Build Packages From Source

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 2, 2010 5:19 PM EDT
Linux Journal; By Michael Reed
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Checkinstall is a utility that builds a .deb, .rpm or Slackware package from a third party source code tarball. This allows you to introduce such third party software using the standard package management features of your distribution. In contrast, the conventional instructions for installing such software packages puts your package manager out of sync with the actual collection of software installed on your Linux box.

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