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We start from a fresh source tree for manitou-mdx, as obtained by un-tarring a manitou-mdx-<version>.tar.gz source archive. We'll use 0.9.11 as an example.
The commands we need to create the package are available through the
The steps are:
$ cd manitou-mdx-0.9.11 $ perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/usr DESTDIR="" $ make
If not setting PREFIX and DESTDIR, the files would be installed into /usr/local
dh_make -s --native -c GPL --email firstname.lastname@example.org
by this file: control.txt (rename it to
control) or copy-paste the contents below:
Source: manitou-mdx Section: email Priority: optional Maintainer: Daniel Verite <email@example.com> Build-Depends: libdbd-pg-perl (>= 1.32), libmailtools-perl (>= 1.62), libmime-perl (>= 5.417), libbit-vector-perl (>= 6.4), libdigest-sha1-perl (>= 2.11), perl Package: manitou-mdx Architecture: all Priority: optional Depends: libdbd-pg-perl (>= 1.32), libmailtools-perl (>= 1.62), libmime-perl (>= 5.417), libbit-vector-perl (>= 6.4), libdigest-sha1-perl (>= 2.11), perl Description: mail-database exchanger script for the manitou-mail software Manitou is a database-driven mail user-agent and associated utilities. It provides a framework and tools for storing and exposing mail as organized data, accessible by SQL. It is aimed at handling seamlessly large mailboxes, possibly processed by multiple concurrent users. In addition to the features commonly found in traditional mail programs, its user interface comes with some more unique, database oriented ways to organize, retrieve and process mail messages.
In the clean target, comment the line that reads: -$(MAKE) clean
This is necessary because our
make clean removes the Makefile, which is something that dpkg-buildpackage doesn't expect to happen.
$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
After that step, the binary package file named manitou-mdx_0_9_11_all.deb should be present in the directory immediately above the source directory. It should be installable by root:
# dpkg -i manitou-mdx_0_9_11_all.deb