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CheckInstall keeps track of all the files created or modified by your installation script ("make" "make install" "make install_modules", "setup", etc), builds a standard binary package and installs it in your system giving you the ability to uninstall it with your distribution's standard package management utilities.

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Installing a deb file build with checkinstall on Ubuntu into a docker container based on Debian

I have compiled a C++ software on my Ubuntu 22.04 laptop, and used checkinstall to install it. This build the corresponding .deb file and that's nice. But now I want to install that .deb file into a ...
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Using checkinstall in place of sudo cmake?

I've been trying to compile digikam and as part of that process needed to compile jasper. Jasper developers use cmake, I wanted to make a .deb package -- in fact was trying to learn how to make a ...
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Does using checkinstall instead of make install allow to easily remove dependencies?

I'm very new to Linux, so please excuse any normie errors/misconceptions. I want to learn how to build programs from source, but I'm having a hard time understanding how dependencies are managed when ...
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Does checkinstall command add dependencies in the package?

I learned about checkinstall today. I installed mdp on Linux Lite installed on VirtualBox using checkinstall. mdp depends on a package called libncursesw5-dev, which wasn't installed on my machine. ...
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ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). while installing "checkinstall" help the newbie out

I wanted to uninstall conky that I built from source on my arch linux and this thread suggested installing checkinstall. But I am new to all this and makepkg -sic resulted in the following error - ...
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All linux commands no working after try install python3.7

I have big, weird problem. I have server on Hetzner with Ubuntu 20. I tried install python3.7.2 with this instruction: wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.7.2/Python-3.7.2.tgz Where version can ...
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Checkinstall fails to package QEMU to a deb

I compiled QEMU for my Raspberry pi and want to package it to a deb so I don't need to compile it every time I reflash (it takes a few hours). but every time I run sudo checkinstall I get errors (...
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How friendly is checkinstall with CMake rather than autotools?

It's been recommended to me to use the checkinstall mechanism to install artifacts I build from source. But - the example involves GNU autotools (./configure) while I use CMake. How "friendly" is ...
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How can I use checkinstall to replace multiple packages?

I'm building my own ffmpeg package using checkinstall, with all of the various ffmpeg libraries included. In the Ubuntu package repos these ffmpeg libraries are broken up into many separate packages. ...
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checkinstall equivalent of `make install -C build`

What is the equivalent of: sudo make install -C build for checkinstall? Is it enough to: cd build sudo checkinstall ?
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Checking packages state in Synaptic

I have recently installed some packages which are necessary for building executables: python-central \ texlive-latex-base \ texlive-latex-extra \ texlive-latex-recommended \ ...
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checkinstall --include option not working

I am successfully able to create a .deb package from source using checkinstall. However can someone help me with why I cannot add custom/additional files to the package created using the --include ...
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Problems packing a .deb from autotools. (checkinstall, debhelper, ...)

I'm currently building a large project that contains sources written in few languages such as C,C++ & Python. I recently managed to (painfuly) handle autotools to make a proper install. Next step ...
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checkinstall freezes at "Copying files to the temporary directory..." when building vim8

I'm having a very strange problem with checkinstall when trying to build vim8. Here's what I did (although probably irrelevant): Cloned from vim8 git source Ran configure & make --enable-gui=...
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checkinstal - dpkg -r does not remove the package

I have installed a tool form source code with checkinstall. The installation was fine. That is the output: Done. The new package has been installed and saved to /opt/ntopng-2.0/ntopng_2.0-1_armhf....
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Best way to use checkinstall

I was researching on how to properly uninstall Debian programs that I have compiled from source. One advice was to make use of checkinstall. But then I read on some sites that checkinstall doesn't ...
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Installing custom RPM says "does not update installed package"

I've inherited some servers which have previously always had its software as custom compiled versions (apache, perl, mod_perl etc). I was thinking rather than compile every time, it may be better to ...
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What is the backup file created by checkinstall for?

I reinstall emacs by compiling its source and then sudo checkinstall. I found checkinstall creates a file -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 44628516 Apr 22 19:19 emacs_24.5-1_amd64.deb -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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Do I have to recompile if I want to change `--prefix`?

When installing emacs 24.5 by compiling its source, I run ./config --prefix=/usr and then make and then sudo checkinstall which creates a deb package and installs the binary files to /usr. Now I ...
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does checkinstall uninstall previously installed software?

Originally I installed emacs 24.4 by compiling its source and checkinstall. I use the default install dir --prefix=/usr/local. So /usr/local/bin/emacs. Now I use the same way to install emacs 24.5. ...
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Why does checkinstall need sudo?

On Ubuntu, IIRC, checkinstall only create a deb package from compiled binary files, and doesn't install them to some destination directories (say, some system directories). But I always have to run ...
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CheckInstall fails to install on Debian

I tried CheckInstall to track installation of package on Debian, but it fails to install it. Installation follows the typical configure/make process $ autoconf $ ./configure $ make $ make install ...
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checkinstall package conflicts with python

I'm trying to do a distribution upgrade from Debian 6 to 7 and am having some issues with some packages I created and installed with checkinstall. When doing the upgrade I get the following message: ...
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how to tell checkinstall only create package file, but not install? [duplicate]

How can I tell checkinstall only create deb package file, but not install? with checkinstall --install=no, it fails at the end, for not having permission to do something. Does it really need root to ...
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Build Transmission 2.84 .deb package with checkinstall

I'm trying to compile and make by myself some .deb packages to keep my Raspbian more up to date than the repository. Now I want to update Transmission to v 2.84. Here's what I've done: Download the ...
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how to make checkinstall do install symlinks?

I have a script that installs normal files and some symlinks to these files on /usr/bin, so I use checkinstall to create a .deb package. The point is, checkinstall is ignoring the symlinks I create. ...
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Debian package created by checkinstall overwrites a config file in /etc/default

I'm using checkinstall (1.6.2) to create a Debian package from compiled binaries. "make install" copies two files as follows: install -m 0755 gmediarenderer /etc/init.d install -m 0644 -T ...
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CheckInstall on CentOS

I am attempting to make CheckInstall on a clean version of CentOS however I am having difficulty, I receive the following error: [root@host checkinstall-1.6.2]# make for file in locale/checkinstall-*....
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How to package software in Funtoo/Gentoo?

I am new in Funtoo/Gentoo. Where do I start learning how to create my own "packages"? For example, I have done the following to get the source code of Bespin, a Style for Qt4, derived from the Style ...
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Debian checkinstall ignores install=no; how to have it build, but NOT autoinstall a package?

Ok, here is one thing that puzzles me... I'm trying to build a package from source, and then use checkinstall to generate a .deb package. Note that I want to just create the .deb package, but I do NOT ...
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Installing checkinstall locally

I'm trying to install checkinstall locally in my home directory. Though, in the INSTALL file is only described how to do a system wide installation: Simple enough: make su make install checkinstall ...
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Are there any CheckInstall side effects or should I use it every time?

I'm using Ubuntu at work and Slackware at home. Today at work I have downloaded some suspicious program from our company repository that was supposed to automate some repetitive tasks. I installed ...
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