Originally Posted by saman007uk
I don't know about builing packages from scratch, but if you are builidng from a source package you should edit the following file in the source directory: DEBIAN/rules
saman007uk@ since it seems no one else has, I'd like to say thank you- your advice was really helpful. In my case, I wanted to build the latest nightly of VLC (to-be 1.0 (GoldenEye)- Intrepid), and I got an error due to Intrepid not having a new enough version of live555, which I don't use anyway. taking your advice; nano ./vlc-1.0.0-git/debian rules --> changed --enable-live555 \ to --disable-live555 \ , and everything went smoothly after that. this is something worth remembering, thanks!
neocookie@ I know I'm 3 years late on this comeback (though it can't be helped, since the need wasn't presented until now) -- I found this answer thanks to your thread, especially thanks to saman007uk, but ultimately, google. the key to finding these kind of things via google (IMLE) is to seek out results that are on forums and blogs. 99% of the poweruser/linux problems I've had (and couldn't solve on my own) were solved through google search results, with 70% of the answers found tnrough forums like LQ, and ~29 % through blogs. (the remaining 1 % was through IRC)