Re: Making DEBs from the kdepackages
> The KDE source tarballs seem to have a 'debian' directory to enable them
> to be build into a Debian package.
> What command do I need to issue to build the Debian package from the
> source tarball?
The easiest way is to sit in the directory above debian/ and type "debuild".
When everything else is done you'll get an error regarding GnuPG signing the
packages, but you can just ignore that.
However, there are caveats. If you're on a potato system you may run into
problems because the stuff in debian/ may (and certainly does for koffice and
kdesdk) rely on debhelper 3 stuff, and potato only has debhelper 2.
Also, the debian packages may rely on patches to the original sources. For
instance, if you take a CVS snapshot of the koffice sources you need to apply
the patches in debian/cvs.patch before building the debian packages.
There may be other issues also; it depends on what packages you're trying to
Btw, why not just download existing packages?
Ben Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee
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