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CheckInstall

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NAME

checkinstall --- Track installation of local software, and produce a binary manageable with your package management software.
   

SYNOPSIS

checkinstall [options] [install command]  

DESCRIPTION

checkinstall is a program that monitors an installation procedure (such as make install, install.sh ), and creates a standard package for your distribution (currently deb, rpm and tgz packages are supported) that you can install through your distribution's package management system (dpkg, rpm or installpkg).
 

Note that for most useful actions, checkinstall must be run as root.
   

OPTIONS

These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes ('-'). A summary of options is included below.

All the options that toggle a switch default to activate the option. To force activation or deactivation, call them with '=yes' or '=no'. As an example, to disable stripping use --strip=no.

-h --help
Show summary of options.
--version
Show version information.
--copyright
Show Copyright information
--type
Choose packaging system. Can be one of 'slackware', 'debian' or 'rpm'.
-D
Create a Debian package.
-R
Create a RPM package.
-S
Create a Slackware Package.
--install
Toggle installation of the created package.
--fstrans
Enable/disable filesystem translation. Filesystem translation enabled causes the install to proceed in a temporary directory, thus not actually touching your system.
-y     --default
Accept default answers to all questions.
--pkgname
Set the package name.
--pkgversion
Set package version.
-A     --arch  --pkgarch
Set package architecture.
--pkgrelease
Set the package release.
--pkglicense
Set package license.
--pkggroup
Set the package group.
--pkgsource
Set source location
--pkgaltsource
Set alternate source location
--pakdir
Where to save the new package.
--maintainer
Set the package maintainer. Be careful to correctly quote/escape the name, to prevent shell expansion
--provides
Features provided by this package (currently only on RPM and Deb).
--requires
Dependencies required by this package.
--rpmflags
Pass this flags to the rpm installer.
--rpmi
Use the -i flag when installing a rpm.
--rpmu
Use the -U flag when installing a rpm.
--dpkgflags
Pass this flags to the dpkg installer
--spec
Where the .spec file is located
--nodoc
Do not include documentation files.
-d
Set debug level. Must be one of 0, 1 and 2.
-si
Run an interactive install command
--showinstall
Toggle interactive install command.
-ss
Run an interactive Slackware installation script.
--showslack
Toggle interactive Slackware installation script.
--autodoinst
Toggle creation of a doinst.sh script.
--strip
Toggle stripping any ELF binaries found inside the package.
--stripso
Toggle stripping any ELF libraries (.so) found inside the package.
--addso
Search for any shared libs and add them to /etc/ld.so.conf
--reset-uids
Reset perms for all files/dirs to 755 and the owner/group for all dirs to root.root
--gzman
Compress any man pages found inside the package.
--docdir
Where to put documentation files.
--umask
Set the umask value.
--exclude
Exclude these files/directories from the package.
--include
Force the inclusion in the package of the files/dirs listed in the argument (a file).
--inspect
Inspect the package's file list
--review-spec
Review the spec file before creating a .rpm.
--review-control
Review the control file before creating a .deb.
--newslack
Use the new (8.1+) Slackware description format ("--newslack" implies "-S")
--with-tar
Manually set the path to the tar binary.
--deldoc
Toggle deletion of doc-pak upon termination.
--deldesc
Toggle deletion of description-pak upon termination.
--delspec
Toggle deletion of spec file upon termination.
--bk
Backup any overwritten files
--backup
Toggle backup
 

FILES

This program reads its configuration from /etc/checkinstallrc, which can be used to override defaults. Command line arguments override settings in the configuration file.
   

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Felipe Sateler <fsateler@gmail.com> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2.
 

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
 


 

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