[Chicago-talk] Stealth Perl Install and then the old swap-a-roo?

Young, Aaron Aaron.Young at citadelgroup.com
Fri Nov 14 13:42:20 CST 2003

you have to build a .deb file of the compiled source you want

this will create all the necessary debian things to make sure that your
package is handled by dpkg 

i haven't done this in a while, but here are the notes i have from a
year or more ago (use apt-get source to get the foo_* files)

building debian packages

You will need all of foo_*.dsc, foo_*.tar.gz and foo_*.diff.gz to
compile the source (note: there is no .diff.gz for a Debian native
Once you have them, if you have the dpkg-dev package installed, the
following command: 

dpkg-source -x foo_version-revision.dsc
will extract the package into a directory called foo-version. 

If you want just to compile the package, you may cd into foo-version
directory and issue the command 

debian/rules build
to build the program, then 

debian/rules binary
as root, to build the package, and then 

dpkg -i ../foo_version-revision_arch.deb
to install the newly-built package. 

Aaron F Young
Broker Reconciliation
Operations & Portfolio Finance
Citadel Investment Group LLC 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy_Bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov 
> [mailto:Andy_Bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov] 
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 1:12 PM
> To: Chicago.pm chatter
> Subject: RE: [Chicago-talk] Stealth Perl Install and then the 
> old swap-a-roo?
> > when you hand rolled that perl, did you install it the "debian way"?
> Er, no.  What is the "debian way"?  I reallly *liked* the 
> apt-get etc when 
> I started and this was from a knoppix knx-hdinstall process 
> on a lap top. 
> Now, I'm not so sure.
> a
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