Re: [aclug-L] Debian and package source?
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"Troy Wolf" <troy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> New Debian install, ppp-2.3.5 installed with it.
> 1. Should I have the ppp source on my box somewhere? If so, where?
Not by default.
> 2. If not, where do I get it? (I've been using dselect to get
packages (slick!), but I don't see a ppp-source package.)
You can download the source package or install it off the third
CD-ROM. The source package consists of three files: .orig.tar.gz,
.dsc, and .diff.gz. You can find these on
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/source. Once you have
it downloaded, run:
dpkg-source -x *.dsc
it will unpack the source tree for you. You can then cd into that
directory. To build a .deb out of the source, run:
dpkg-buildpackage -B -us -uc -rfakeroot
This process requires that you install the dpkg-dev, gcc, libc6-dev,
fakeroot, binutils, debhelper, etc. packages.
> 3. Where should package source be on a Debian box--ie: what is standard?
There is no particular standard; many people use a directory
underneath their home directory.
> PS: I'm wanting the PPP source so I can see if the IPX options are
> enabled and re-compile if necessary. I know, I know, nobody cares
> about IPX--which is evidenced by the almost complete lack of
> information about how to give IPX connectivity to a Windoze client
> through a PPP dialup session. There are hints about it, though.
Look in the manpage for pppd; search for ipx. there are several IPX
options mentioned in there.
> Another rambling thought: I'm not a gamer, but aren't a lot of the
> popular games from years past IPX games? If this is true, I'd think
> that with the number of Linux hackers who are also gamers, that
> PPP/IPX dialup would be pretty common.
I'm not aware of any Linux games that use IPX. Linux uses TCP/IP as
its native protocol, and I don't think that any Linux coders have seen
fit to code otherwise with respect to games.
> Thanks for all the modem speed help, all.
> Troy Wolf
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