11 Nov 2006
To rebuild a package, I usually:
- apt-get source package
- cd package
- dch -i
This will open debian/changelog , then you can increment the package version/release/etc, put in changelog info, etc
- dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b
This will only build the binary packages, no source stuff will be spat out. before you run this, make sure that package-name/debian/control is executable.
At step 4, it might complain about unsatisfied build dependancies. I’m pretty sure there’s a nice apt/dpkg automatic way of doing this, but I can’t remember what is it. It’ll tell you anyhow and you can then do the usual apt-get install blah
I suspect you mean package-name/debian/rules here. debian/control contains the information for the source and binary packages built from and contained in the package, whereas debian/rules contains instructions on how to build them.
(David Gillies & Steve Kowalik, SLUG list)comments powered by Disqus