Re: Temporary package from source
On 16 Apr 2003, Matthias Hentges wrote:
> Ok, I will try ;)
And thank you for doing so! ;)
A few questions:
> - d/l old source.deb (apt-get source blahhh)
Ok, just to fetch the control file. (I sure wish it was easy to
view/download individual files from the "list of files" display at
> Version: 0.0.2-10
Ok, I suppose I need to pick a version number that won't conflict. I can
think of two situations:
1) I want to make a package that will never be upgraded by a dist-upgrade.
2) I want to make a package that will be replace on a dist-upgrade when
the debian package catches up. For example, I want version 1.5 of libtool
but currently 1.4.3-7 is the most current Debian package. But when, say
there's a debian version newer than 1.5 I'd like to start tracking that
again. Is that possible?
> Ok, now you have a hopefully valid control file.
> - Now ./configure your new source package with the option
> - make and make install
Or should that be
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
make install prefix=/tmp/new
The difference that the program is configured to be *installed* in /usr,
but for now will be installed in /tmp/new.
Will packages always get installed in /usr? Or is it possible to set in
the control (or other file) to install someplace else? Or is that only an
option when installing the package (i.e. dpkg --instdir)?
> HTH and good luck
Thanks again. Will it try soon!
Bill Moseley firstname.lastname@example.org