wiki:BuildingATestPackage

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After you have prepared a change, you will want to test that it builds and perhaps that it works before committing it. First, if it is an Athena source directory using autoconf, run "daconfiscate" to set up the autoconf boilerplate which we don't check in. Second, run "daorig" to copy or create an orig tarball in the parent directory if necessary. Third, run "debuild". The resulting package will be placed in the parent directory.

In order to test if the package works, you can install it with "dpkg -i filename.deb".