Re: Installing packages from source with apt
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 12:42:02 +0100,
Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> What is the best way to compile and install packages from source with
> I don't want to use "dpkg -i" once the packages are built (as suggested
> in the how-to) since dpkg doesn't check dependencies and may break the
> system (it did in the past...).
You might try creating your own apt archive. An apt archive is just a
directory (or subdirectories) full of debs. To make them visible
to apt you create an index file called Packages (or gzipped to
Packages.gz) using a command like "dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null >
Packages". Your apt source might then look like:
deb file:/my-apt-archive/ ./
Put this file:// source before any http:// sources and apt will
look at this before attempting to download from the Net.