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deb-install is a command line tool that can install or show information about packages and files in several different formats. Whenever a program is installed using deb-install, it is converted into a .deb package beforehand, and thus can be removed with a simple "apt-get remove <name>". It currently supports apt-get, .deb, .rpm, .dsc, and .tar/.zip (source archives). Compression via gzip or bzip2 is handled automatically. If a needed tool is missing, deb-install asks whether it should install it.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Mar 2005 06:58

    Release Notes: This release now recovers from errors, making the prospect of a compile aborting after two hours because of a missing file much less frightening. A place to abort can be specified as a command line option, making human intervention possible in many places. Support has been added for Slackware, tab-completion has improved, and lots of internal code improvements will hopefully make bugs rarer.

    •  09 Feb 2005 17:44

      Release Notes: Files with ending .tgz, .tbz, or similar weren't unpacked correctly, resulting in deb-install aborting with "filetype not recognized". An unnecessary "cd .." that was sometimes added in debian/rules could keep compile errors from being reported, resulting in the installation of a non-functional program. When using regular expressions, too many files were reported as exact matches within packages. These and several other more minor bugs were fixed.

      •  01 Feb 2005 00:37

        No changes have been submitted for this release.


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