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I just noticed when cleaning out my home directory that I still have builds
of qt-3.0.5 and kde 3.03 which I built using another distro, optimized for my
particular machine. My question is this:
1)Is it required to make .debs out of these for total integration with
apt/dpkg? And if so, having never done any package building whatsoever, is
this something that any user can easily learn?
2)From locating existing files/dirs on this box for qt2 and kde2 I find files
for both programs listed in /usr/lib and for kde2, in /etc. I originally
built the sources for qt under /opt/qt3, because opt is empty just on about
any box I ever install. Instructions for qt say there is no make install
needed because everthing is run from the qt dir, you just need to export
$QTDIR properly. The same basically holds true for kde in regards to
exporting $KDEDIR properly.
Now the main question seems to be: is it Debian correct to leave these builds
as is, or do I need to rebuild with libdir=/usr/lib etc., etc.?
Also if it's absolutely necessary to package them to be noticed, by apt, or
dpkg or whatever for system maintenance reasons, can they packaged as I have
built them, with the target destination of /opt?
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