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Re: Subject: How to install a source package?

What about making your own .deb's though? How would you go about doing

Most packages, when compiled from source, will install their libraries
and executables in /usr/local somewhere, which is okay because dpkg
shouldn't touch that area. It must be possible though to put them all in
a .deb file so that you can remove/reinstall them easily later?

John Gay wrote:
> [...] There is usually a
> make_install that will actually copy the binaries to the usual directories so
> you can run the programme without having to include a path to it. This may also
> install man pages for the programme as well as other documentation.

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