Re: Compiling Sources and Maintaining a Debian System..
Sonny Kupka wrote:
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.
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?
dpkg -i qpopper-<version>.deb
and you are set, and doing it the right way.