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Re: Compiling Sources and Maintaining a Debian System..

Sonny Kupka wrote:
I have the need and desire to compile some programs myself.

I want to keep these up to date and keep my distribution Woody in sync.

I wanted to recompile (as an example) qpopper

I went through the steps to get the sources.. apt-get source qpopper

I then edited the qpopper*/debian/rules file and ran dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b

I then copied my new compiled qpopper file where it needed to be..

I know this isn't the right way to do it..

Is there a faq on how to compile and maintain a woody setup the proper way?

You're unbelievably close: if you look a couple of directory levels up from the debian directory, you should have a qpopper-<version>.deb file. Just do:

dpkg -i qpopper-<version>.deb

and you are set, and doing it the right way.

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