[maemo-developers] Generated .deb package doesn't contain the executable file (was SPIM ported to Chinook)

From: Mohammed Hassan mohammed.2.hassan at nokia.com
Date: Tue Nov 20 22:01:37 EET 2007
On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 20:00 +0100, ext Andrea Grandi wrote:
> Hi,
> > I used http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/s/spim/spim_7.3-1.dsc
> >
> > I only had to comment the xspim related parts (In addition to flex and
> > bison) but I managed to build a good package under both Chinook x86 and
> > armel.
> how can I use a .dsc file to build a package? I followed the howto on
> maemo.org website and it  says to edit only debian/control and
> debian/rules files....

Sorry to admit it but I didn't read that how to!!
I'm doing it the way I do for debian.

dget -x <dsc url>
(It will unpack it for you)
cd <unpacked directory>

check debian/* in case we need to modify anything for maemo.

dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot (Watch out for errors)

Localization Engineer
OSSO - Nokia Multimedia

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