Re: Debian source package usage?
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > I am trying to build 'ls' from source.
> > Finding that ftp.gnu.org sources don't work, I grab the
> > fileutils*[dsc|orig|diff]* files from debian.
> Being more of a GNU type of person than a Debian type of person (yet!)
> I would like to ask what "don't work" about the GNU sources? They
> should build out of the box on most machines just fine.
> tar xzf fileutils-4.1.8.tar.gz
> cd fileutils-4.1.8
The latest I find is fileutils-4.1.
shred.o fails with an undeclared CLOCK_REALTIME
Ls compiles and links but a ./src/ls gives a few blank lines and
a ls -l gives
./src/ls: : No such file or directory
multiple times; about once for each directory entry.
> Note that you want dpkg to know about the files you installed. So I
> am *not* arguing to bypass the packager by doing a make install. On
I don't really care in this case.
> the contrary I highly recommend installing to a system using a package
> manager and never do a 'make install' unless it is part of building a
> package. I am just saying that the GNU sources should work and am
> pained that you say they don't. Feel free to move the discussion to
> <email@example.com> if it is upstream specific.
> If the GNU sources have problems then read the FAQ first and then file
> a bug with <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Build bugs are usually addressed
> quite quickly.
> > I find the /usr/doc/debian/source-unpack.txt file
> > and follow it.
> > Now, what do I do next? That is: When/what do
> > I do with a debian/rules file?
> I am hoping for good discussion here as I am learning this side of
> things myself.
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