View Full Version : How to crate .deb package from svn?

August 22nd, 2009, 04:48 PM
I am trying to learn how to package for Ubuntu / Debian.
I have found the guides on how to build from a tar and it looks within reach.
What I want to do it is to build the latest version from svn. Is that possible and if so where do I find info?

The only thing I could find was this
debuild -us -uc -i -I
But it gives:
cannot find readable debian/changelog anywhere!
Are you in the source code tree?

I know the source is ok because I have done make & make install.
Am I on the right track or do I need to start with the stable tar and patch it? (Do not know how to do that)

Thankful for any clues on where to start reading.

August 23rd, 2009, 09:27 AM
You need to create the changelog file.


August 23rd, 2009, 09:34 AM
Ok, I better make sure I have/create all files described in the guide for packing a tar then. Good to know.

I think I will have to make a few test runs inside the scope of the guide before I try something new.