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Re: What do I do with tarballs?

Stefan Langerman wrote:
> Hi,
> dselect is great, but what do I do when there is no deb package for the
> soft I want? I know of course how to install somethng from a tarball, my
> question is just: where do I do it? Where do I put the package etc. and
> make sure I am not messing up dpkg? Are there any conventions for that?
> Is there any doc that explains that?

This came up a while back.  Take a look at, 


for more info.

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