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    Tips ‘N Tricks section opened.
    Submitted by ressu on Thursday, October 26, 2000 – 21:47
    There is now a first article in the Sections menu.. it’s under Tips ‘N Tricks..I decided to make a small guide how to get some of the woody software for potato.
    Category: News

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    Subject: Re: Tips ‘N Tricks section opened.
    Author: yann
    Date: Friday, 2000/10/27 – 10:20
    How do I comment on the article ?
    I’d like to point out problems with this approach:

    * using sudo here is a security problem (launches as root arbitrary code from debian/rules), and is deprecated in favor of fakeroot. An alternative is to get the devscripts package and run debuild binary, which will, well, call fakeroot by default.

    * not changing the version number may cause official packages not to be installed if the version you recompiled end up being the one shipped in next stable release. Usually I add a new entry with lesser debian revision and local ID in debien/changelog to avoid this (eg: 1.2.3-4yann1 if the version I got was 1.2.3-5). Also listing in the changelog entry what you needed to change to make it work will help you upgrading to subsequent releases.

    Hope this helps

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    Subject: Re: Tips 'N Tricks section opened.
    Author: cpt_nemo
    Date: Sunday, 2000/10/29 - 16:27
    for some packages (e.g. smpeg-gtv) it is also necessary to alter the substitution variables for the dependencies. in such a case you have to build the package with debuild, alter the substitution variables (usually in files ending in subsvars) and then run dh_md5sums -a, dh_builddeb -a by hand. the resulting packages can be installed without problems.

    happy packaging

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    Subject: Re: Tips 'N Tricks section opened.
    Author: ressu
    Date: Friday, 2000/10/27 - 12:44
    The point in making this document was to allow users to use some of the software..

    but please, if you have additions, mail me direcly at ressu@uusikaupunki.fi and i'll fix the article.

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