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Re: Were to put non-debian files (was: [Q] update-menus broken in 1.3?)

Scott K. Ellis wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jun 1997, Sudhakar Chandrasekharan wrote:
> > Another question.  I know this might be a FAQ.
> >
> > If I want to install a package that is not part of the Debian
> > distribution, how do I go about it?  I think there are two scenarios
> > here -
> >
> > * foo.tar.gz contains the binaries, libs etc.
> > * foo.tar.gz contains the source.  Ie. I have to compile the program
> > before I install it.
> >
> >
> > I have currently been bypassing the dpkg mechanism and installing these
> > packages under /usr/local tree.
> You're doing it correctly, ideally all programs not installed from debian
> (or redhat or slackware with alien) packages should be put under
> /usr/local.  Debian won't touch files there, except for a few packages
> that create empty directories where local add-ons can be placed (perl and
> emacs/xemacs that I recall).

I think I should rephrase my question.  Assuming I don't want to get
around dpkg while installing local packages, what should I do?  Or
rather, how do I create my own .deb package?

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