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Re: installing a package from lenny on an etch machine...

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Mumia W.. wrote:
> On 08/01/2008 12:17 PM, Rick Thomas wrote:
>> [...]
>> As you can see, the "doc" package installed OK, but the "server"
>> package needs a later version of some basic C libraries.
>> I'd rather not upgrade the Etch machine to Lenny right now.  And I
>> really don't want to get into running an Etch Machine with Lenny
>> libraries.
>> So I suspect that what I really need to do is download the "dibbler"
>> source package and recompile it on Etch.
>> Can anybody tell me how to do that?  RTFM is easy if you know what
>> parts to read, so if you can point me to the right parts of the FM,
>> that will be great!
> If you already have the appropriate "deb-src" lines in your
> /etc/apt/sources.list, you can do this:
> mkdir ~/dibbler
> cd ~/dibbler
> apt-get install build-essential
> apt-get source dibbler
> fakeroot ./dibbler-*/debian/rules binary
> That should create a dibbler binary in your home directory. If you need
> to place the deb-src lines in sources.list first, read "man
> sources.list" and "man apt-get"
> Note, I have no experience with dibber; these are more or less generic
> instructions for compiling with Debian:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-system.en.html#s-sourcepkgs
Or even,

add the source line and

apt-get build-dep dibbler && apt-get -b source dibbler

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