[Ardour-Users] Jack2 (1.9.7) & ardour 3.0

m.eik michalke m at openmusiccontest.org
Wed May 4 04:06:03 PDT 2011

hi ralf,

Am Mittwoch, 4. Mai 2011, 09:16:41 schrieb Ralf:
> I build dummy packages to replace the distros packages and installed
> JACK2 from svn by waf without building a package.

while this will surely recognize the dependencies, you're at risk of 
overwriting binaries from other packages without even noticing, aren't you?

> For other apps I reccomend to use 'checkinstall' instead of 'make
> install'.

that's a good one if the software doesn't depend on other stuff, because 
usually checkinstall doesn't handle dependencies. but it's a great tool if 
there aren't debian packages for that particular software yet, and at least 
dpkg wouldn't let you overwrite stuff from other installed packages. i'd 
probably combine these two approaches, if neccessary.

but from my perspective, in this case it seems really cleaner and even easier 
to just build proper packages than to create dummies and a half-way-package 
with checkinstall, which to me feels a little like printing a PDF just to scan 
it afterwards ;-)

as long as all dependecies are installed (which you need for proper compiling 
anyway), dpkg-buildpackage is as easy to call as is checkinstall. it will even 
tell you if (and which) packages are missing, and create several packages 
(e.g., dev, doc ...) if it was split by the maintainer.

viele grüße :: m.eik

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