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    Question ho do I repack source packages into .debs?

    well I finally got fed up with gnome-screensaver not restoring graphics settings. So I downloaded the source and the patch and fixed it. (yea me!) but now I would like to install it, but I don't know how to repack it. So anyone know how to do this?

    Thanks in advance

    P.S I know I could use ./configure & make install but I want a proper .deb

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    Re: ho do I repack source packages into .debs?

    why not use dpkg worked on my ATI driver binaries
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    Re: ho do I repack source packages into .debs?

    It would be better to send your patch to the developers, so it would then filter down to the Ubuntu developers and be released to everybody.
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    Re: ho do I repack source packages into .debs?

    um.. not familar with how to do that either, took long enough to figure out how to put in the patch in the first place, this is new ground for me.

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    Re: ho do I repack source packages into .debs?

    "Fix Released" means it is now in the repos and will be available through updates or in the next distibution.

    However many packages have issues because of inconsistencies in usage. see https://bugs.launchpad.net/malone/+bug/163694 for what I mean there...


    edit: I made this comment to explain the issue related to the patch he references. Making a Debian package is probably not worth the trouble to be honest. However if you do its best to upload it to your PPA if you plan on making the binary available. If you properly increment the package version with ~ppa it will not be a problem when the official patch is incorporated)
    Last edited by Oldsoldier2003; August 24th, 2008 at 06:11 PM.

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    Re: ho do I repack source packages into .debs?

    maybe its fixed in interpid but not hardy

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    Re: ho do I repack source packages into .debs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsoldier2003 View Post
    "Fix Released" means it is now in the repos and will be available through updates or in the next distibution.
    At last.

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    Re: ho do I repack source packages into .debs?

    You could instead use checkinstall:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install checkinstall
    sudo checkinstall --fstrans=no -D make install
    The above checkinstall command will make a .deb package instead of installing the files directly into your system. This way you can then install it with
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    sudo dpkg -i NAME-OF-DEB.deb
    and also uninstall it:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -r NAME-OF-PACKAGE

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