Re: dpkg questions
>>>>> "WC" == WaiSun Chia <WaiSun.Chia@digital.com> writes:
WC> What is the equivalent in dpkg for the following RPM
WC> functions: 1. rpm -ba foo.spec 2. rpm -ta foo.tar.gz 3. rpm
WC> --rebuild foo.alpha.src.rpm 4. rpm --recompile
Erm - not being up on rpm syntax, I'm not sure exactly what these
do. But the general process for rebuilding debian packages is as
Obtain the files package.orig.tar.gz, package.dsc, and
package.diff.gz. Run the command 'dpkg-source -x package.dsc' (found
in the dpkg-dev package), which given you the debianized source tree.
Inside there, you can run 'dpkg-buildpackage' with appropriate
arguments (typically '-rfakeroot -m"Your PGP Key"'), which will build
the full set of packages in ..
Anything else, just ask. Always glad to see another joining the