>Is there a way to automatically build *.deb files in binary-i386
>subdirectories (ie. admin, base etc) from the files in source
>subdirectories (again admin, base, etc)?
There is no fully automated way yet, as there is no source dependency
mechanism for Debian's source packages yet.
>I wish to constantly update binary distribution, but downloading binary
>packages requires a lot of bandwidth. I hope to able to download only
>"*.diff.gz" files and rebuild binary packages from the sources, saving on
>bandwidth and time.
>Is this possible?
Yes. Provided you make sure you have the appropriate development packages
(compilers, libraries, "fakeroot" etc.) installed.
Quote:>Is this documented somewhere?
Yes. Either with dpkg or dpkg-dev. The approach is more or less as follows:
- unpack the debian source package by "dpkg-source -x thesource.dsc"
(this will untar and apply the debianisation .diff.gz, and make
- "cd thesource" and run "fakeroot debian/rules binary". This will build
the package and result in (one or more) ".deb" files above the "thesource"
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