November 02, 2003

Checkinstall, get it, use it, love it.

It seems I've been neglecting my fellow Linux users by not posting the useful things I find. I hope to make up for some lost time this week. :-)

First I would strongly suggest you get Checkinstall.

What is Checkinstall you ask? Well it's the next best thing to MPlayer afaic.

If your like me and you prefer to download tarballs and configure, make, make install your own proggies this allows you a way out. After you have configured to meet your needs and ran make, you run checkinstall instead of make install. What checkinstall does is create a package from the source so you can uninstall or re-install at a later date.

Here is the nice part.

Please choose the packaging method you want to use.
Slackware [S], RPM [R] or Debian [D]? R

It does not matter if you run Slack, Debian or any other Linux package [except Gentoo] it will work on about anything.

Posted by Muddy at November 2, 2003 07:43 AM | TrackBack


You failed to note who told YOU about checkinstall! *hint* *hint*

On a side note, I've been using chekinstall for close to 2 years now, and it's been nother but all kinds of wonderful for me, it's very small, simple and easy to use.

Posted by: skywalker at November 2, 2003 12:29 PM

haha, that was you huh?
I had forgotten it seems so long ago. :-)

Posted by: muddy at November 3, 2003 12:07 AM
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