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Re: simple dpkg & compile from source question

On Fri Apr 26, 2002 at 05:00:45PM -0700, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 12:14:00PM -0700, justin cunningham wrote:
> > Hi, I have to compile a program from source since the install script for
> > the deb package is installing in the wrong directory.  no biggie BUT
> > I've always used deb packages and haven't mix n matched before.  Will I
> > have a problem with dpkg at some latter point?  Please advise if
> > applicable.  Thanks, jusitn

I don't think you need to build your own to accomplish this.

dpkg -i -R /usr/local package.deb 

should install 'package' in /usr/local

If I am wrong please someone correct me. I have seen this in the manpage
for dpkg, but have never used it.


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