[Pkg-exim4-users] patching exim4
mfs at saneinc.net
Sun Oct 29 16:16:19 CET 2006
Marc Haber wrote:
> 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?
The patch was provided by Alex Bramley on the exim-users mailing list:
It doesn't look like it's in the Exim Bugzilla.
>>>> I'm very comfortable installing the binary packages but am pretty
>>>> new when it comes to building my own debs from the debian source
>>> Unpack source package
>> Got that.
>>> install build-dependencies, build-essential and devscripts
>> 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*
:p Well, I've been using it for a while but don't always get the debian
terminology down right. I started out on Solaris (SunOS actually) and
have only been playing with Linux for a few years. :)
Installing any dependencies was an assumption. The way it's worded
above, it looked like you were listing packages.
> 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.
Thank you for the pointers. I think I have enough info to give this a
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