I have fetched, tweaked and built source of a particular app in my Debian box. It installs itself in /usr/local, but I can get it to install elsewhere. My question is, how do I tell dpkg that I have done so? In terms of dependencies or requirements, how do downstream and upstream apps know that I have installed a particular version of the app?
thank you for any insights,
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I'm afraid most of my expertise is in RPMs, which are Red Hat, not Debian/Ubuntu dpkgs. But I think there's an "alternate installation" parameter on dpkg to indicate that a different install root than "/" has been selected. You'd probably have to adjust your PATH, however.
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