Re: [Q] source package building
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> Looking through the available documentation, it seems that the only way
> to install source package
This is a contradiction. source packages are not "installed".
> is to use it to create a binary package, and
> then install the newly created binary package.
Aha!, so you don't want to install the source package, but the binary
packages it creates, right?
> Am I missing something or
> is this the only way? If this is the only way, why is this necessary?
If you want to install the binary packages it creates, obviously you will
have to let it create them :-)
> I would think doing an installation after the build would be possible
> without having to take the extra step of creating a binary package.
That extra step does often take just a little more time. The build
takes often much more time. *.deb files have an internal structure that
only dpkg knows about. I'm not sure what you want to achieve.
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