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Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:51:23 +0200 From: Fabian Pietsch <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: sadsjon <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Compile ProFtpD on etch Message-ID: <20080424085123.GA6061@silencer.int.canvon.de> User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11) * sadsjon <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Tue, 22 Apr 2008 21:11:33 -0700): > > I have installed the proftpd package on etch. > > I need to use mod_ban so got hold of the sources and with some > research managed to patch with the debian patch (at least I think I > did - dpkg-source didn't report any problems and I ended up with a > debian subdirectory). > > > However, the configure script sets defined variables such as > PR_RUN_DIR to something in /usr/local and it needs to be different to > this to comply with what the standard installed package has in place. [...] > Can anyone tell me what I need to do to compile in the correct paths > pls? Perhaps you are trying to run ./configure directly. This would use upstream's default directories, e.g., /usr/local etc. When building a Debian package, one normally uses debian/rules, which will give configure the right arguments. For local builds, this usually works for me: $ fakeroot debian/rules build binary You could also use one of the several wrappers for this, like dpkg-buildpackage, debuild etc. Also make sure you have build-essential installed, and did: apt-get build-dep proftpd It is usually a good idea to change the package's version for a local build; this is done by prepending another entry in debian/changelog. dch from devscripts can help with this, e.g.: dch -i Then change the version number at the top to, e.g.: 1.3.0-19+sadsjon1 With a distinct version, you can easily verify in "dpkg -l proftpd'*'" etc. that your own package is installed. Also you should prevent automatic package upgrades (which would lose your local changes) by setting the package on hold, e.g.: aptitude hold proftpd Note that you'll have to watch for and include security fixes and the like yourself after this. Hope this helps & isn't inappropriate for the list. Regards, Fabian P.S.: Is there some short write-up like the above somewhere so that one can just refer to there? -- Fabian "zzz" Pietsch - http://zzz.arara.de/
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