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#1 2022-09-03 00:00:53

Registered: 2020-07-11
Posts: 20  

Build Packages

Hello friends,
I know maybe there is some guide for it, but is there any example script or package to build a package that is needed?
For example I would like to build a package for SeaMonkey, Scribus, without breaking my system because of source.list dependencies


#2 2022-09-03 06:24:58

Registered: 2018-05-31
Posts: 232  

Re: Build Packages

For starters, you need to install the build-essential package. It doesn't have any code itself, but its dependencies create a complete build-environment.


#3 2022-09-03 07:36:25

From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 2,728  

Re: Build Packages

I follow the official debmake guide, which makes things really simple:

You can also grab the source from PPAs and build Devuan packages from that:

Note that Seamonkey's Linux tarball runs just fine in my Arch box so it would almost certainly work in Devuan also, no need to build any packages. Scribus is available in the Devuan repositories but it has been blocked from transitioning to testing, which is probably why you think it is unavailable:

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