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Building dpkg package from a .dsc

July 9, 2013

I wanted to give a try to a recent version of rekonq (none in testing/unstable, the provided are more than one year old and buggy as hell), so I ended up on a rekonq package page on mentors.net. It provides a .dsc. To build the package, I did as follow:

dget -x http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/r/rekonq/rekonq_2.3.1-1.dsc
cd rekonq-2.3.1
dpkg-checkbuilddeps
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc

(obviously we assume that you have installed build dependancies as printed out by dpkg-checkbuilddeps)

Then to install it, it’s easy enough:

cd ..
su
dpkg -i rekonq_*.deb

On an related note, I have this problem with this version of rekonq that does not save my default search engine.

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