I had a problem where I was working on an existing, installed package for our systems here. I needed to have the new RPMs be the same as the old ones, except for the release number being incremented. Checkinstall, while a great program, doesn’t do anything to save options, so you have to re-enter them every time you run it (or create a script to run it).
The attached patch is applied against checkinstall 1.6.2, and adds an automatic method to save all the options in a file called .checkinstall_opts in the directory of the package you are creating.
checkinstall.zip (1.1 KiB, 141 hits)