1. Create an empty directory and cd into it. The canonical build area lives in /mit/debathena/packages/.
  1. Run gen-packages to create the table of normal Debian packages.
  1. Run dasource to create subdirs and source packages for each normal Debian package.
  1. Create checkouts of the meta and third directories:

svn co  svn+ssh:// svn co  svn+ssh:// chmod 777 meta/*

A couple of subdirectories of debathena/meta are normal Debian packages, so this will create redundant copies of those. Ignore them; they won't be used.