Building GnuCash deb package from svn trunk for Ubuntu 10.04

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jul 12 09:56:44 EDT 2010

"Rob Hills" <rhills at> writes:

> sudo checkinstall -D --default --install=no --pkgversion 2.3.14
> sudo chown root:root gnucash_2.3.14-1_amd64.deb
> sudo mv gnucash_2.3.14-1_amd64.deb /usr/local/local-deb-packages/
> sudo ~/bin/update-local-deb-packages
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade gnucash
> These steps seem to complete without an error and produce v2.3.14 binaries in ~/packages/unstable/gnucash/bin.  However, 
> after I've upgraded using apt-get, my previously-installed v2.2.9-5 binaries have disappeared without being replaced by the 
> newer ones.
> I have a moderate amount of experience with Linux and I am a Java software developer so I have some relevant skills, but I'm 
> out of my depth here.  Any tips would be welcome.

Maybe just use dpkg -i instead of apt-get to install the locally built .deb?

> Cheers,
> Rob Hills
> Waikiki, Western Australia


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