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Building with pbuilder was: submitting backported ntfs-3g ?

On Thursday 04 January 2007 12:01, you wrote:

> > >> > Then edit sources.list, adding a backports.org mirror, and call
> > >> >
> > >> > pbuilder update
> > >>
> > >> This would bring it up to ALL packages in backports.org.
> > >
> > > No, that's not true; backports are only installed when requested
> > > explicitly, and pbuilder keeps track of that.
> >
> > My question is: how do I explicitly request a backport to be installed
> > within the pbuilder environment?
> Use the right versioned build-depends

OK, I'm trying to make out the exact steps... Let's say I already have the 
source packages and the ds file (the package builds all right). ANd I have 
pbuilder installed.

First I do

pbuilder create --distribution sarge --mirror ftp://ftp.ie.debian.org

But then I need to add the backports.org to the pbuilder environment; how do I 
do that? I assume I would not untgz the base.tgz file and change it?

Also: pbuilder refuses to run that create command as user, as it tries to 
write to /var/cache . Do I really have to run it as root, or is there some 
other way, i.e. do a chown on /var/cache/pbuilder ?

Sorry for so much asking, but I really do want to contribute the backported 
ntfs-3g package and apparently I never did it right before.

Yours, Mikhail Ramendik

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