I've known that we could use checkinstall to generate deb files from source code, which allows us to execute apt install to install them into my Ubuntu system. Here is how checkinstall works: Compiling source into a DEB package

In a word, checkinstall works based on the Makefile.

However, as we know, there are some components, such as boost, which doesn't contain any Makefile, here is the way to compile the boost:


So I simply want to know if it is possible to generate deb files for boost with its source code and how to do it.


You should read from Debian Wiki . https://wiki.debian.org/HowToPackageForDebian

It is very known the GNU autotools, but it is not for generating .deb.

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