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    Building Debian from source
    Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, June 10, 2002 – 17:42
    PackagesThere have been several discussions about building Debian from source. I hacked together a script today that will rebuild all installed packages — it’s written in perl and operates very smoothly.
    The URL for my script is http://www.rootshell.be/~kp2sushi/source_builder.pl.

    Robot101: Yes, the idea of building everything from source has been discussed before here, here, here, here, and here. The general consensus is that it’s a bit of a time-waster except for building optimised versions of a handful of CPU intensive packages such as bzip, gzip , mozilla and glibc. After woody releases, we may see support for this added to dpkg and apt, allowing a few select packages to ship with optimised versions where appropriate.

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    Subject: Re: Building Debian from source
    Author: hrwandil
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/06/11 – 14:00
    Bump version of packages or (better) insert something into version string to know which are yours (my packages are named 0.8.9-hrw-1 for example).
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