Re: *.deb vs. non "package" installs
>>"Paul" == Paul Schwebel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Paul> Would I be better off taking my *.tar.gz file and making a *.deb out of
Paul> it? Do I have to wait until I find an updated *.deb on the web? Or is
Paul> there some way to update/install software with *.tar.gz installs and
Paul> make dselect/dpkg aware of it?
I either gran the package.diff.gz file file from the packaged
version, and use that as a basis to create a new .deb file (with
version numbers set to remind me this is unofficial).
Alternately, if the diff's do not apply cleanly, I just
recompile for /usr/local (for me, /usr/local/bin comes earlier in my
You may also want to look at a package called stow (I
personally don't use it) which helps keeping software in /usr/local
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