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It varies by developer / source code, but the resulting .deb are often in one of 3 locations, the parent directory, the build directory, or sometimes in a directory within the source code. If not specified in the README, you can find them with locate or find. sudo updatedb locate *.deb $HOME


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Depends on what you're trying to achieve. If you need a package to conveniently uninstall later, then checkinstall would be a good choice: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall


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I've not tried myself the following commands, but they should work with none or minimal modification. How can I build a package from the development branch to install locally on my system ? Download branch $ bzr branch lp:~pmarchwiak/synapse-project/recoll-plugin Install dependencies $ sudo apt-get install devscripts equivs dh-autoreconf ...


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According to man dh_installcron: --name=name Look for files named debian/package.name.cron.* and install them as etc/cron.*/name, instead of using the usual files and installing them as the package name. So name your debian/package-name.foobar.cron.d, and add to debian/rules: override_dh_installcron: dh_installcron --name=foobar



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