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Re: Compiling Sources and Maintaining a Debian System..

On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 09:12:53AM -0600, 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

What did you edit.

> I then copied my new compiled qpopper file where it needed to be..
> I know this isn't the right way to do it..

Prety much right.

> Is there a faq on how to compile and maintain a woody setup the proper way?
> I appreciate any pointers..

There are easy way these days.

  # apt-get build-dep qpopper
  # apt-get source -b qpopper
  # dpkg -i qpopper*.deb

Idea from http://www.debian.org//doc/manuals/reference/ch-package.en.html

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