Re: How do I use the source package disributions?
"Stan Brown" wrote:
> Sounds liek a stupid question I know. First the reason. I am trying to
> get amanda to work on my debian box. I am still on bo and there is no
> .deb binary, so I think simple i'll just grab the hamm source stuff.
> I found the .orig file and a .diff file. I thought I could just untar
> the .orig, and then pun pathch < from the .diff file. But this results
> in lot's of files in the directory I am working dorm, and not in the
> appropriate subdirectories.
> What am I doing wrong?
Take as an example bible-kjv. These are the files in the Debian archive:
bible-kjv_4.00-4_i386.deb <-- binary package
bible-kjv_4.00-4.dsc } <-- source
(In the case of a package written for Debian, there may not be a .orig.tar.gz)
Download all three components of the source -- let us say to /tmp.
Then cd to the directory under which you want to put the source and run
dpkg-source -x /tmp/bible-kjv_4.00-4.dsc
(substituting, of course, the correct .dsc filename.)
This will create the directory bible-kjv-4.00 in the current directory,
containing the original source with Debian changes applied.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver
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