6.14 How do I build binary packages from a source package?
You will need all of foo_*.dsc, foo_*.tar.gz and foo_*.diff.gz to compile the
source (note: there is no .diff.gz for some packages that are native to
Once you have them (
How do I install a source package?,
Section 6.13), if you have the
dpkg-dev package installed, the
dpkg-source -x foo_version-revision.dsc
will extract the package into a directory called foo-version.
If you want just to compile the package, you may cd into
foo-version directory and issue the command
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b
to build the package (note that this also requires the
package), and then
dpkg -i ../foo_version-revision_arch.deb
to install the newly-built package(s).