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Re: [Q] source package building

Aaron Denney writes:
> I would like 'make install' or similar to build the programs,
> configuration files, pre/postinst scripts, and then install them,
> _without_ actually building a .deb binary package file, but still
> modifying dpkg's view of what is installed.

This would seem to require either hacking dpkg-deb or writing another tool
duplicating some of its functions.

> Certainly just going ahead and having it build the binary package and
> then installing that is feasible, and even fairly easily automatable, but
> it looks like an unnecessary step.

But it could be done without writing any new code.
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