bpkg

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bpkg is a utility that tries to simplify the process of trying out new programs from source.

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bpkg project is a utility that tries to simplify the process of trying out new programs from source.

bpkg will download, extract, configure, compile, install, generate a package in your system's native format, and finally integrate that package into your system's packaging system so that you can remove it cleanly.

It has auto-detection for Arch Linux, Slackware, Red Hat, Gentoo and SuSE (though not all packaging back-ends are complete).

bpkg is not intended as a replacement for normal packaging utilities.

NOTE: bpkg is NOT heavily tested and could do bad things to your system. Use at your own risk.

Installation:

If all goes well, all you have to do to install bpkg is type:

# make
# make install

bpkg should auto-detect your packaging system and generate a package for itself.

You can also use make DESTDIR=/tmp/pkg install to install to a package root. If auto-packaging fails you can use make install-raw to do a normal unmanaged installation.

What's New in This Release:

The build section was refactored so that it's cleaner.
Self-packaging was fixed so it should actually work if you don't already have installwatch installed.
The --build-with option was added.
By using --skip-build and --install-with, bpkg can now be used as a substitute for checkinstall.
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Last updated on December 18th, 2005

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