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[opensuse] Checkinstall dropped from Opensuse [Was: Compiling the Suse way]
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 01:31:50 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.1.00.0806060130020.25552@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Thursday 2008-06-05 at 22:55 +0200, Philipp Thomas 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.

This is very, very bad news. :-/

What are we supposed to use now?

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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