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Old 12-30-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Recompile a package without patches?

Hello guys. There is a bug in Debian Wheezy which is annoying me. I've reported it, but they don't think it's important enough to fix. I would like to try installing a vanilla version of the package to see if that fixes my issue, because i do not have this issue in Slackware, or Opensuse. Can someone point me to a guide to do as i want, or give me some steps. Thanks.
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Read the book for your package
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apt-get source <package> --download-only

Grab the .tar.gz file out of the source directory and build it like source: ./configure, etc. If you don't how, let us know. We'll teach you.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Doesn't the 'Debian way' recommend against compiling from source though?
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Before the 'dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b' or 'fakeroot debian/rules binary' step remove the patches you don't want from foo-1/debian/patches/00list
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