Ubuntu compatibility with Debian?

Karl Hegbloom hegbloom at pdx.edu
Wed May 11 01:28:57 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-05-08 at 18:40 -0400, David Teague wrote:
> Vincenzo wrote:
> > If you use a not-beer-free distro you loose the freedom to modify a
> package
> > compile options/dependencies.
> This is not true. The entire distro is (as it must be) GPL'd so I
> can fetch the sources and do exactly the same thing for that distro
> that you describe for Ubuntu.

But none of the others has 'apt-src'.  It's hard to beat.

For package building, you should also install and use 'fakeroot'.  Never
build source as 'root', just in case there's a mistake in a Makefile or
script...  Usage:

 man fakeroot

 fakeroot debian/rules binary

> [...]

Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu>

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