Is there a way to recreate a Debian package from an installed package? For example, if a package acme.deb was installed by dpkg, can I recreate acme.deb from the existing acme installation?
I have build a debian package with: $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot now I would like to change the configuration in the .dsc file and build again. How can I clean the files created by the previous ...
Is there any way to query dpkg to tell what packages have been added/removed since the base install of a system? I am running Debian 5.
When I run the command: dpkg -b myprog and sudo dpkg -i myprog.deb The file in /usr/bin and /usr/share/, etc. stay with my username as owner and creator of the file when all the other are ...
I downloaded the files for Mercurial 1.5.2 from http://packages.debian.org/sid/mercurial (mercurial_1.5.2-1.debian.tar.gz, mercurial_1.5.2-1.dsc and mercurial_1.5.2.orig.tar.gz). How do I get a .deb ...
Is there an easy way to install packages with a large dependency tree, provided that you don't have superuser access? For instance, say I wanted to install firefox. Firefox has a ton of dependencies, ...