[nSLUG] Pine and Debian

Donald Teed dteed at artistic.ca
Thu Mar 6 16:23:23 AST 2003


On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Peter Cordes wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 09:44:27AM -0400, Donald Teed wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Peter Cordes wrote:
> > 
> > >  It is illegal to distribute "modified binaries" (i.e. ones which keep
> > > things in the Right Place, according to Debian), so pine is distributed
> > > as a source package only.  Do:
> > > cd /usr/local/src # or /usr/src, or wherever
> > > apt-get build-deps pine
> > > apt-get source --build pine
> > > dpkg -i pine_4.44-7_i386.deb pine-tracker_4.44-7_i386.deb [... and
> > > whatever else you want]
> > 
> > This might work for most cases but it fails to find source for my sparc debian
> 
>  Sorry, I forgot to mention that you need a source source in your
> sources.list.  (got that? :)  e.g.
> #  SOURCE
> deb-src http://mirror.direct.ca/pub/linux/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> 

I tried that and it worked great.  Just had to run apt-setup after editing
the sources.list file so it could create the required directory.

This is a very cool system for package install and building.

Gotta like it.

Thanks Peter...





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