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Little bits of technical documentation and such. Hopefully helpful.
How to create a custom Debian package
I'm nowhere close to having the knowledge of a true Debian Developer,
but I've used the OS enough to want to create my own packages.
In this circumstance, I wanted a newer version of evilwm
(it's 1.0.0 in the repo, and 1.0.1 is the newest release) and
I wanted to change the mouse button behaviour. The steps
I followed (I'm sure there's a cleaner way -- do inform me).
- apt-get install devscripts build-essential
- apt-get build-dep evilwm
- apt-get source evilwm
- Patch/hack away...
- debchange -n and document your non-maintainer changes
- debuild -us -uc so we don't try to sign it
- dpkg -i the resultant package