[Pkg-exim4-users] patching exim4

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Sun Oct 29 08:23:34 CET 2006

On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 12:28:47PM -0400, Michael Sprague wrote:
> Marc Haber wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 10:59:16PM -0400, Michael Sprague wrote:
> >>I would like to build my own exim4 .debs b/ I would like to setup some 
> >>patches for exim4.  Specifically I'm using v4.63 from backports on sarge 
> >>and want to add some patches.
> >
> >What kind of patches do you want to include?
> The spamd patch that allows an MX like setting for several spamd servers.

Sounds neat. Has this one already been submitted upstream?

> >>  I'm very comfortable installing the binary packages but am pretty
> >>  new when it comes to building my own debs from the debian source
> >>  package.
> >
> >Unpack source package
> Got that.
> >install build-dependencies, build-essential and devscripts
> >debuild
> Are the above a list of debian packages that are needed?  I don't see 
> build-dependencies or debuild on the master package list at debian.org.

You indeed don't know much about Debian, right? *grins*

The build dependencies are a list of packages that a given package
needs to build. You find that list in debian/control, Line

debuild is a command you should type after installing them. It does
the actual build.


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