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April 15th, 2005, 10:13 AM
Simple question i think....

Anyone has some kind of info (tutorial) to make Debian Packages from the source, i really want to do some ubuntu optimized packages, in special for gens and some others that i miss in the repositories.

Thks for the reply's in advance


April 15th, 2005, 11:09 AM
googling for "how to make debian package" will get you tons of results including the one from debian as below...


April 15th, 2005, 12:35 PM
There is: http://women.alioth.debian.org/wiki/index.php/English/BuildingWithoutHelper

Or do you mean how to build from the source packages?

Basically make sure that the deb-src entries are in your repositories and

sudo apt-get build-dep <package> will install all the build dependancies (what youneed installed to build)

sudo apt-get source -b <package>

man apt-get

April 15th, 2005, 02:34 PM
Thks for your replys,

I have just make a decision of making ubuntu my linux distro of choice. Yes i have searched in google but just want it to know if i was missing something... :smile:

So my objective is to download the source of a program, let's say for instance Gens (Genesis emulator), solve the dependecies and build a working debian package.

This way i think i could contribute to the ubuntu community and as well have a trace by synaptic of all my installed applications.