[clug] Intel Active Management Technology
Bryan Kilgallin (iiNet)
kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Mon May 15 15:30:42 UTC 2017
> 'make' means (shorthand) "build package from source"
> which can mean - build a package from source, and install... (make, make
> install) or, build a debian package from source (make a debian package,
> install a debian package).
I had not appreciated "make" as representing a more long-winded procedure!
> The former requires the packages covered by
> "build-essential" (meta package for package building software), the
> latter, "build-essential and checkinstall".
Synaptic Package Manager reported that "build-essential" was installed.
I have since used it to also install "checkinstall".
> Note that Ubuntu uses the Debian package management system.
I had previously used "Ubuntu Software" to install packages.
> First run the command "sudo apt-get install build-essential"
It reported that build-essential was already the newest version.
Recommending auto-removing packages that were no longer required. As
advised, I used the following command. Which reportedly freed 594 MB of
sudo apt autoremove
> Then read these
> To find out if a package/file is included in $Something:-
> install "apt-file":-
> sudo apt-get -y install apt-file
> Then update the apt-file datebase:-
> sudo apt-file update (updates database with full list of files and paths
> used by installable packages in your repositories)
> You can then use apt-file to search for files that are part of a package...
I don't understand "apt", needing to absorb an explanatory introduction
on its use.
> If the instructions say:- "make, config, make install", install your
> "build essential" (gcc, kernel source, kernel headers),
> "make" the software, configure the software, then use "checkinstall" to
> build a basic debian package, then install the debian package (see the
> quoted references or this mailing list for hints).
I had avoided software requiring this! So I have some reading to do.
> make, config, make install is for "any" Linux distribution.
> make, config, checkinstall is the variation to be used for any
> distribution based on Debian.
I would appreciate a talk on such lore!
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