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Re: [opensuse] Compiling the Suse way
  • From: Philipp Thomas <philipp.thomas2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 22:55:27 +0200
  • Message-id: <t6kg441ih3l05f160d8h3jlup0vd8hadgs@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, 05 Jun 2008 14:02:09 -0500, Jim Flanagan wrote:

This method uses configure > make > checkinstall (instead of make
install).

Checkinstall has been dropped from openSUSE because it doesn't work
anymore. Checkinstall's trick is to load a library via LD_PRELOAD that
redirects all functions dealing with files. Now for installing a package
you need to be root and for programs running with root privileges the
dynamic loader ignores LD_PRELOAD as this would otherwise be a huge
security problem.

So checkinstall has become useless and was therefore dropped.

Philipp
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