[SATLUG] How to build source packages in Debian
kell at spoonix.com
Wed Dec 6 17:20:11 CST 2006
On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 03:08:16PM -0600, Travis H. wrote:
> Hey all, quick question:
> What is the method for getting and building source packages in Debian?
> Especially kernel. I got it but it I don't know exactly how to build.
The kernel is a special case... check out see make-kpkg and
Otherwise, debs don't really have a "source package". They use a patch
to the pristine source tree that adds in a debian/ directory which
contains all the packaging info and build rules. If you're trying to
build something that already has this, you should be able to simply use
If you need to create the debian/ control directory from scratch, see
chapters 4-6 at http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/
K. Spoon <kell at spoonix.com>
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