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Old 05-14-2010, 05:25 AM   #1
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How to make Alsa .deb files

I have two PCs. One is my work PC, the other for the kids.

I want to create the .deb files on my PC, burn to cd, copy the .deb to the PIII, and install the .deb files using
sudo dpkg ‐i package.deb

I have also done some googling on how to make a .deb file. It seems that instead of make install, I should use checkinstall.

Is this feasible ? How should how I modify the Alsa instructions ?

I got this from the Alsa site:

Make a directory to store the alsa source code in:
cd /usr/src
mkdir alsa
cd alsa
cp /downloads/alsa-* .

Now unzip and install the alsa-driver package:

bunzip2 alsa-driver-xxx
tar -xf alsa-driver-xxx
cd alsa-driver-xxx
./configure --with-cards=ymfpci --with-sequencer=yes ; make ; make install

chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/midi

Now unzip and install the alsa-lib package:

cd ..
bunzip2 alsa-lib-xxx
tar -xf alsa-lib-xxx
cd alsa-lib-xxx
./configure ; make ; make install

Now unzip and install the alsa-utils package:

cd ..
bunzip2 alsa-utils-xxx
tar -xf alsa-utils-xxx
cd alsa-utils-xxx
./configure ; make ; make install

Now insert the modules into the kernel:

modprobe snd-ymfpci ; modprobe snd-pcm-oss ; modprobe snd-mixer-oss ; modprobe snd-seq-oss
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Why not just copy the existing debs from the pc that is connected to the net, They are in var/cache/apt/archives
Old 05-15-2010, 05:40 AM   #3
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The .deb file for the Alsa module for YMF740 sound card (on the PIII), is already in the var/cache/apt/archives of my C2D?


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