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How to make Linux package manager recognize software installed from source?

How to make Linux package manager recognize software installed from source?

I don't even know if this is possible, but I'll ask anyway.

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"By creating ""Linux from scratch"" you actually created a brand new Linux distribution. So now you can choose whatever packaging system (deb, rpm, tgz,...) on the top of that core you have. Choosing deb will not make your distro become Debian!

This means you can still use debs to install additional SW, but you will have to create the packages by your own (""from scratch"" again) with the dependencies made for your distro, and not just taking the Debian ones."