I've had to download and install a version of a library from its source code repository. The problem is is that other packages from the Kubuntu package manager require this library to be installed. Right now I'm working with ffmpeg, but I've had to do it before (e.g. OpenCV) and I'm looking into the best way of doing this for the future...
So what I'm trying to do is create a debian package that I can install with dpkg using checkinstall. I've since decompressed the deb file to modify it trying to get it working correctly
The problem is, ffmpeg is split into multiple packages in the package manager and I don't want to have to write the 5/6 packages to replace each and every one if I don't have to. I have made sure it is properly compiled with everything that is required for all these packages.
I've been trying to use the "Requires" and "Replaces" but it just doesn't seem to work correctly. When I try to install VLC afterwards, it asks to install all the ones from the package manager. I've also made sure the version number is later than the ones in the package manager.
Here's what's written in my deb control file. As far as I can see, this is all recognised in the muon package manager.
Package: ffmpeg Priority: extra Section: checkinstall Installed-Size: 172216 Maintainer: root@skund Architecture: amd64 Version: 8:1.2.1-git-2 Provides: ffmpeg,libav-tools,libpostproc52,libavdevice53,libavutil51,libavformat53,libavcodec53,libswscale2 Replaces: ffmpeg,libav-tools,libpostproc52,libavdevice53,libavutil51,libavformat53,libavcodec53,libswscale2 Description: Package created with checkinstall 1.6.2
And here it is installed in the package manager:
Does anyone have any ideas on getting this working?