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Re: Correct method for installing new apps



On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 10:10:01AM +0100, Patrick Colbeck wrote:
> Hi
> 
> Whats the recommended way of intsalling self compiled KDE apps ?  Ivans
> KDE release goes in /usr and most things I compile myself I would put in
> /usr/local however with KDE this doesnt work too well and I end up having
> to symlink them to /usr/bin or whatever. 

I think it's worth spending the extra five minutes and creating a .deb
package from what you were trying to install. That's what I do with every
other KDE program I like - and most of the time the developers are happy
when I tell them. ;)
 
If the package uses autoconf (./configure), it's just a matter of

	deb-make
	fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us

(-uc -us only if you don't want to GPG-sign your .deb file).


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