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Installation difference between from source and apt-get?

What's the difference between installation from source (./configure && make && make install) and with apt-get? I can think of these: apt-get version usually is more stable and less ...
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How can we create a package for launchpad so people can download it from synaptic?

I suppose you would need to be approved or something but I am not interested in that side of things at the moment. Just I would like to know the technical aspect of packaging. It would be great to be ...
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Build .deb package from source, without installing it

Suppose I have an installer program or source tarball for some program I want to install. (There is no Debian package available.) First I want to create a .deb package out of it, in order to be able ...
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1answer
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determining what files a package updates / copying software between machines

How do I determine which files comprise an application (built from source, not from a repo), so I can copy it? I built an application from source, but because the libraries it needed to build were ...
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153 views

Why ubuntu sources are different to the originals?

When I do: wget ftp://ftp.openbsd.com/pub/OpenBSD/OpenSSH/portable/openssh-5.8p1.tar.gz wget ftp://ftp.openbsd.com/pub/OpenBSD/OpenSSH/portable/openssh-5.8p1.tar.gz.asc gpg openssh-5.8p1.tar.gz.asc ...
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Reverting problems caused by checkinstall with gcc build

I recently downloaded the GCC 4.6.2 source in order to play around a bit with C++11. Having been told about checkinstall and its usefulness in installing programs from source, I created a Debian ...