Tips and Tricks for Building Ubuntu Packages and Compiling

If you’re about to build packages

  • apt-get install build-essential

If you can’t find debbuild

  • apt-get install devscripts

You receive the following error

dh: unable to load addon quilt: Can't locate Debian/Debhelper/Sequence/quilt.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Debian::Debhelper::Sequence::quilt module) (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.18.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.18.2 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.18 /usr/share/perl/5.18 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at (eval 13) line 2.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 13) line 2.
  • apt-get install quilt

You receive the following error

dh: unable to load addon autoreconf: Can't locate Debian/Debhelper/Sequence/autoreconf.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Debian::Debhelper::Sequence::autoreconf module) (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.18.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.18.2 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.18 /usr/share/perl/5.18 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at (eval 15) line 2.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 15) line 2.
  • apt-get install dh-autoreconf

Building Ubuntu Package

  • apt-get install build-essential fakeroot dpkg-dev
  • mkdir build
  • cd build
  • sudo apt-get source foo
  • sudo apt-get build-dep foo
  • debchange
  • debuild -S -sd or debuild -us -uc -i -I
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