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Re: Temporary package from source

Am Mit, 2003-04-16 um 17.14 schrieb Ivo van Heel:
> Bill Moseley wrote:
> > A new release of libtool is out that I'd like to use.  I currently use the
> > Debian version, but a new package is not available.  I don't mind building
> > from source, but I'd like to use the packaged version later when it
> > becomes available from debian.
> This is sort of what I'd like to do as well. Unfortunately, nobody's 
> answered my question yet (why is that, btw? Do I smell?)

Ok, I will try ;)

For simple source packages (ie: packages which do not need automatic
post-install configuration) you can do something like that:

- d/l old source.deb (apt-get source blahhh)
- create a new directory, with another directory called DEBIAN in it
  (ie: mkdir -p /tmp/new/DEBIAN)
- create the file /tmp/new/DEBIAN/control
- Fill in the lines below (Package, Source, Version etc) with values 
  from the control file found in the old source.deb, but enter the new
  version of your package.

Package: mhfirewall
Source: mhfirewall      
Version: 0.0.2-10
Section: admin
Priority: optional
Maintainer: Matthias Hentges <matthias@hentges.net>
Architecture: i386
Depends: bash, iptables, debconf
Description: Basic firewall based on MAC and IP-filters

Important are the Depends and Version fields.

Ok, now you have a hopefully valid control file. 

- Now ./configure your new source package with the option
- make and make install

You should now have your new package installed into /tmp/new.

Now build your .deb with dpkg-deb -b /tmp/new

NOTE: Do *not* do this with system critical packages since this
description leaves out a *lot* of details on how to build a proper .deb.

HTH and good luck

Matthias Hentges 
Cologne / Germany

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