debian build tools
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 7:00 AM, Rich Healey wrote:
> I'm familiar with the process for building a package from a source tree,
> using debuild and or debuild, but i'm wanting to build myself a custom
> packe, from a debian source pakcage (obtained via apt-get source), with
> an addition to the configure string.
The process is very similar. All you need to do is to do apt-get
source <package>, edit whatever you need, preferably add a changelog
entry to increment revision, and build.
> To clarify, I'm wanting to build firefox instead of iceweasel (and
> technically, i want to build iceweasel with firefox branding, because i
> think the fox is prettier, and have no real interest in the
> debian/mozilla pissing match, you both produce great software that i
> enjoy using).
> So any guides on how to do this would be great (A "do x,y,z" would be
> handy short term.. but really I'm looking for docs).
Short term: apt-get source iceweasel, and search for a script that
does the unbranding->rebranding. I am sure the maintainers would have
tucked it away into a corner of the debian/ directory. All you need to
do is to figure out how to edit or not run that during the build to
prevent the rebranding (easier said than done, but I guess it should
Long term: I would suggest reading the Debian New Maintainers' guide
(maint-guide package). It'll help you make your own packages as well.
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