Re: Packaging problem: impossible to build package from source
> Hello everyone.
> Does anyone have a clue about what's going on? I'm totally new to
> packaging but it's surprising that a standard source package downloaded
> from official debian servers doesn't work out of the box...
have you installed the build dependencies?
# apt-get build-dep <pkg>?
if you can find a similar package in complexity
you can grab that source version and look at what
it does and clone it for your own use.
$ apt-get source <other-pkg>
$ cp -a <other-pkg> <new-pkg>
i'm not sure if the package build-essential is up
to date, but it lists some basics.
there are references and the mentors list which may
be able to answer specific questions.
that is all i can think of to point you in directions
which may help.