[Pkg-exim4-users] patching exim4

Michael Sprague 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
>>>>  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*

: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
> "Build-Depends".
> 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 
whirl.  :)


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