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Re: equivalent of *BSD's 'make world' in debian?

On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 10:18:58PM -0800, Ben Gertzfield wrote:
> >>>>> "Brent" == Brent Verner <brent@linux1.org> writes:
>     Brent> is there any way to use debian's package system to do a
>     Brent> from- source upgrade?
> Sure. Add:
> deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> (or stable if you're using stable)
> to /etc/apt/sources.list. Run an apt-get update, then:
> apt-get -b source packagename
> Done.

This works, but only one package at a time.  And the source dependencies
are not currently handled automatically.  I guess buildd is closer to
what he wants, but I don't think there's a *good* solution to this
problem yet.  Once we have source dependencies in use, it should be no
problem to rebuild the whole distribution.  


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