[Xapian-discuss] Debian Package Installation

Jim Lynch jim at fayettedigital.com
Thu Jan 5 14:16:07 GMT 2006

I use checkinstall to take source packages, xxx.tar.gz, and generate RPM 
or DEB from them.  It doesn't do any prerequsites or dependency 
handling, I don't think, but it gives me a way to uninstall if need be 
and a DEB or RPM to use on other systems if necessary.  To use it you do 
the config, make and install steps, then run checkinstall.  It does 
another install and senses the files that were installed and builds a 
binary RPM from that. 

Just another tool in the box.


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