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How do I make .deb package file from these archives? http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit3/bfgminer/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/

  • checkinstall? mybe? – nickanor Sep 29 '13 at 8:37
  • Which files I need to use with checkinstall? Maybe source/sources.bz2? – Neone Sep 29 '13 at 10:39
  • follow the instructions on how to install your source files then when you encounter sudo make install, change it to sudo checkinstall -D which after the installation, you will see a .deb package of the installed application. – nickanor Sep 30 '13 at 10:24
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Use the apt-build command. In short:

sudo apt-get install apt-build
sudo apt-build update
sudo apt-build build-source <package>

That assumes that you have added the repo you want to build in your sources.list.

Good luck!

  • I need to use armhf architecture, so I need to use binary-armhf, debian-installer/binary-armhf or source folder? And when I will use build-source I need to specify folder name in <package>? Can you give me example? Sorry, I am new to ubuntu. – Neone Sep 29 '13 at 9:37
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    I get an error: dpkg: error processing apt-build (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: apt-build E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) – Neone Sep 29 '13 at 10:36
  • Sorry for my late response. So you need to cross compile for armhf. Check out the link i posted in this answer, should be thing you need. – ortang Oct 3 '13 at 7:23

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