Compiling software on a Debian system..
I have a few questions and or points of confusions I need to clarify..
I setup Debian 3.0 and run stable.
When I setup the box I installed qpopper and the end result was it wouldn't
do what I wanted to do (work) so I apt-get source qpopper to /usr/local/src
I go in and edit the debian/rules file to put in my own configure commands
I want qpopper to have.
I get the command: dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b to run w/o any
errors and it makes the proper .deb files for me:
I do dpkg -i qpopper_4.0.4-2.woody.1_i386.deb
All is good..
The other day I do: apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade and it upgraded my
qpopper to a none working install again..
I went back and re-installed my qpopper_*.deb file from before and this
time I put it on hold..
I tried to do apt-get source qpopper to do my manual compile but it comes
down as the same files I already have..
Why is it apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade now thinks qpopper should be
updated, even though the source download is the same as I already have,
unless the new qpopper* source isn't updated...
I like to compile, is there easier ways, of getting your compile options in
to a program rather than having to edit the debian/rules file?
Seems like when go to recompile, it should ask you what configure flags you
want for that program, rather than using the packagers flags, I mean you
are re-compiling it for some reason :)
Anyway any pointers you can through at me will be appreciated..