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Old 06-17-2008, 01:30 AM
Rich Healey
 
Default debian build tools

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Hi.. I'm trying to get familiar with the debian build tools.

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.

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).

Sorry if these exist somewhere obvious and I haven't found them.

Rich
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:16 AM
"Kumar Appaiah"
 
Default 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
be doable)

Long term: I would suggest reading the Debian New Maintainers' guide
(maint-guide package). It'll help you make your own packages as well.

HTH.

Kumar
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