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Instead of building a binary package you indeed need to build a source package and let the launchpad ppa build binaries for you. To create the source.changes file, just issue the following command: dpkg-buildpackage -S From the dpkg-buildpackage man page: -S Specifies a source-only build, no binary packages need to be made. Passed ...


In order to interactively ask questions during package installation you should use debconf. To dynamically create and manage configuration files (and files in /etc/init.d/ are considered configuration files) ucf can be used. A tutorial, on how to use debconf, may be found here: http://www.fifi.org/doc/debconf-doc/tutorial.html Minimal example debconf ...

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