> Presently I don't simply care about writing spec files to create rpms
> thanks to 'checkinstall' which can also generate deb packages. You
> simply type:
> 1. ./configure
> 2. make
> 3. su
> 4. checkinstall (instead of 'make install' or 'checkinstall install.sh'
> instead of './install.sh')
> Checkinstall: http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/ >
> Anyway, in a deb based system one can do the following to get the
> software inside an rpm file and then proceed (may be use checkinstall...):
BTW checkinstall uses a package called installwatch and it is pretty
cool how it works.
" Installwatch is an extremely simple utility I wrote to keep track of
created and modified files during the installation of a new program.
It's fast and easy to use. It doesn't require a ``pre-install'' phase
because it monitors processes while they run.
Installwatch works with every dynamically linked ELF program,
overriding system calls that cause file system alterations. Some of
such system calls are open(2) and unlink(2). "