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Re: howto disassemble a deb package, and reassemble after making some changes?

On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Walter Tautz wrote:

> I have some debs that I am converting from rpms but they
> don't quite do what I want. Moreover, I would like to use
> a tool like checkinstall (http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/)
> in creating some initial deb packages that I might later want to
> tweak.  Any thoughts? References
> I should be reading? 
> -walter

Just to follow up. When creating debs from rpms it is helpful to run alien with
-g option as this allows one to create deb in an unpackaged state with a debian
make file. Indeed the manpage of alien then states one can then create the
binary package by doing debian/rules binary


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