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Re: packaging a self compiled program in a .deb file

On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 11:44, Micha Feigin wrote:
> I want to package a program I compiled in a .deb to enable uninstalling
> it cleanly later.
> It seems that alien can convert slackware tgz packages to debs (I tried
> the other way around and it doesn't seem like there is any extra data
> except for the program) and I thought that this could be used to do
> that (I am just looking for unistall ability and to know whats
> installed, nothing else).
> To create this I need to install into some local directory instead of
> root so that I can create the tar file.
> Any idea how to do that (maybe chroot could do that but then I loose
> access to the local executables).

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