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Kernel Paniced after trying to compiling & installing an app and then deleting its folder

Hi today i downloaded the angband game and decided to compile it myself so i extracted the files and ran these commands on my terminal ./autogen.sh ./configure --with-no-install sudo checkinstall ...
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How do I solve this error with checkinstall: *** [Makefile:350: install-recursive] Error 1

I'm trying to install the desmume emulator and I've come accross an error. When I use sudo checkinstall this is the output: This software is released under the GNU GPL. ********************...
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Why can I not install auto-apt?

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 I was looking at the Ubuntu documentation on how to install auto-apt. However, when I run apt-cache show auto-apt I get N: Unable to locate package auto-apt E: No packages found ...
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Uninstall package locally installed with checkinstall

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 I wanted to install vim from source, using checkinstall. So I ran this: $ git clone https://github.com/vim/vim.git $ cd vim/src Here, I edited the Makefile so vim would be ...
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Uninstalling old xenial Ruby gems after bionic upgrade

When I upgraded to Bionic, Ruby was upgraded from its default Xenial version 2.3 to its default Bionic version 2.5. That means that Ruby gem-provided programs that I installed via gem install no ...
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How can I use checkinstall to replace multiple packages?

I'm building my own ffmpeg package using checkinstall, with all of the various ffmpeg libraries included. In the Ubuntu package repos these ffmpeg libraries are broken up into many separate packages. ...
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DIY package that can be superceded by official update?

There is a utility package available in the official apt repo, and I have installed it, but the version there does not contain a feature I need. As far as I can tell, there's no third-party repo ...
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Why is checkinstall no longer being maintained?

The command checkinstall has been recommended many times in this forum, as a replacement of make install. However when one goes to the official website, the "Recent news" section shows Dec 2016 as the ...
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Signaling apt I have built from source a newer version of existing package

I have correctly installed from source an updated version of the PointCloud Library (libpcl1.9.1) but I am not able to have links correctly figured out in a CMakeLists while building another thing ...
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checkinstall + symbolic links

I am trying to package this code with checkinstall, but run into this bug which prevents all the symbolic links for shared libraries to be created. make install creates these links: libdlt.so -> ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu after installing Gedit dependencies

While I was trying to build Gedit on Ubuntu 16.04, I followed the prerequisite dependencies and installed them religiously. I noticed that I lost my terminal color, and the preinstalled gedit theme ...
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What makes Checkinstall packages not suitable for distribution?

I am planning to have multiple servers running with the same packages. And as a solution to not compile packages individually on each server, I want to use checkinstall to generate .deb and then ...
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softether VPN Server can't install

I will get this error after I accepted all the terms https://pastebin.com/DZmr7HPm Sorry for the chinese
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Remove package installed with checkinstall from software updater [duplicate]

How can I stop software installed using checkinstall from being updated in the software updater? In my case, I install emacs from source via checkinstall and set the version to 26. I have removed all ...
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Checkinstall doesn't install package globally

I am trying to compile ffmpeg from sources and create deb package in order to install ffmpeg globally and make it possible to remove it with dpkg -r command. Here are my commands. # Installing ...
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Problem with programme installation in Ubuntu 16.04

The full error I get when I type make is Making install in libraries/utils make[1]: Entering directory '/home/ioanna/Desktop/Biogeme/biogeme-2.5/libraries/utils' make install-am make[2]: Entering ...
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Installed library using checkinstall which created a package named "python" and causes dependency issues

I wanted to try out the new major version of a c++ library called gtsam. Since I'm currently using an older version of the library for several projects and I wasn't sure about dependency issues, I ...
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Best practice for updating a software that was installed via `checkinstall`

One of the recommended practices to install a software from source is using checkinstall because it's easier to remove the software later. But what's the best practice for updating such a software? ...
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failing to install debian package

I'm trying to install libdnet-1.12 Package for Snort and trying to get checkinstall to work. But it keeps saying: Copying documentation directory... ./ ./INSTALL ./README ./THANKS ./TODO ./LICENSE ...
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checkinstall / make does not work for the program razercfg that I wish to install

My goal is to change my mouse DPI. So any less frustrating solution is also welcome. I've already searched and read through the other topics about razercfg & many others trying to figure out how ...
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Checkinstall .deb package not create empty directories

I'm trying to create a .deb package for my xymon-client installation, but it is not creating the empty directories used for logs and temp files. If I run checkinstall -D make install or checkinstall ...
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Checkinstall error with OpenSSL 0.9.8za on Trusty (Ubuntu 14.04)

We have a specific need for OpenSSL 0.9.8za, and cannot rely on back-ported support for these features in newer versions of OpenSSL (1.0.1). After installing checkinstall (sudo apt-get install ...
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checkinstall failing to install debian package

I'm trying to install sip for pyqt and trying to get checkinstall to work. But it keeps saying Installing Debian package... FAILED! This is what's in the log file: (Reading database ... ...
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Self-compiled FFmpeg, checkinstall and APT dependencies

I've compiled FFmpeg and installed it with checkinstall. Now, I'm trying to install OpenCV development files, but it wants to install libavcodec-dev libavcodec54 libavformat54 libavutil-dev ...
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Compiling error checkinstall

Hi I wanna compile my first package (Wine) under Ubuntu (it's also my first day with this OS). I ran ./configure and make, no errors. But when I did checkinstall then I got this back: ================...
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`make install` fails apparently due to typo, but not in makefile: How to find and fix?

I'm trying to install the fujitsu-usb-touchscreen drivers from here, on Kubuntu 12.04 on my new Fujitsu LifeBook P1630. (See fujitsu-usb-touchscreen on kubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) on P1630: `make` errors.) ...
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How to check if a specific programm is installed?

Simple Question, I want to check if a specific programm = sp is installed on Ubuntu 12.04 server. I dont want to for sudo apt-get sp and I can't check all folders. Is there a fast and good way?
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checkinstall asking for version

I have a autoconf/automake/autoeverything project that I'm installing with checkinstall. When I go to install it, I'm shown this This package will be built according to these values: 0 - ...
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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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How to convert .tar.gz etc to .deb format using ubucompilator/checkinstall? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling source into a DEB package I have some tarballs I want to convert into Debian packages. I usually use gdebi to install .debs but tarballs are difficult for me to use. ...
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Compiling source into a DEB package

I have always had a problem installing and removing compiled software, so I have decided I would like to build software from source into a .deb package for easier installation/removal. I would like ...
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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 ...
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