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Build your own .deb packages

I wanted to upgrade mydns on etch to mydns-ng and the package was missing. So I decided to build my own using checkinstall which was missing for Debian etch, so I googled it and fond a link:
# wget http://debian.nix.hu/debian/dists/etch/checkinstall/binary-i386/checkins...
installed it
# dpkg -i checkinstall_1.6.1-1_i386.deb
downloaded mydns-ng
# wget http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/mydns-ng/mydns-
# tar -xzvf mydns-
# cd mydns-1.2.8
the BUILD options for mydns:
# ./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=\$${prefix}/share/man --enable-alias --infodir=\$${prefix}/share/info --disable-static-build --enable-debug
and then:
# checkinstall -exclude=/usr/bin,/usr/lib -D make install
and now the deb package is ready - mydns_1.2.8-1_i386.deb
Categorised under: Debian