wiki:BuildingATestPackage

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Buildling A Test Package

Because of the way our build system is configured, building a test package is not always as simple as "debuild". Most of the time it will work, but with legacy Athena packages (under the athena section of the tree), some autoconf preparation is necessary. You can run daconfiscate to prepare a legacy athena package for building.

You can then run daorig to copy or create an orig tarball in the parent directory if necessary.

Finally, 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".