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Re: [OT] Re: the ghost of UEFI and Micr0$0ft

On Mon, 2012-06-25 at 17:02 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-06-25 at 09:49 -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> > Lisi writes:
> > > I am just sorry that they have changed it at all.  Ubuntu now has 5
> > > year support for its long term supported version.  Such a pity that
> > > Debian is going the other way.
> > 
> > Support beyond Stable is on a "best effort" basis.  If enough people
> > were willing to actually work on it I'm sure a "long term support"
> > version would be welcome.  Are you volunteering?  You don't have to be a
> > programmer to help with Debian.
> That's true, building new packages can be done based on old packages. I
> don't have the howto at hand, but it's very easy to do. I mark this mail
> as a todo ;) and hopefully I can add a howto within the next days,
> please don't stone me, if I forget to do this ;).
> - Ralf

apt-get source PACKAGENAME

sudo apt-get build-dep PACKAGENAME (or su, if you don't have sudo


wget source_from_origin_place | tar xvj (or whatever)


# edit debian/changelog -> PACKAGENAME (version) e.g. unstable;

# edit debian/rules -> if needed

libtoolize --force --copy --automake



debuild -b -us -uc

sudo dpkg -i ../PACKAGENAME.deb

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