[CrackMonkey] [Pigdog] Re: Camp Linux (Was: Article idea?)
monkeymaster at crackmonkey.org
Mon Jul 24 15:56:13 PDT 2000
begin Paul J Collins quotation:
> One thing I've been wondering about; the package system. At the
> moment, I build all my software from source, install em under
> /usr/local/stow (by changing $(prefix) during make install) and fold
> their trees into /usr/local using GNU stow. Is there anything to be
> gained by preferring debs?
apt-get source --compile <packagename>
Don't like the way it built it? go in, make some changes, and
then "fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage...".
That's how I got potato packages on my slink system: the
source debs in my sources.list were all potato, while my binaries were
slink. It allowed me to go bleeding-edge on mutt while keeping my
libc nice and known-good.
Of course, now I'm potato, but I still like to take the woody
packages now and then.
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