I want to compile and use a newer version of xz-utils, in this case version 5.2 as well as create deb-packages to be distributed on different ubuntu (14.04) machines. The recent changes to xz were significant, including multi-threaded compressing(!). I could not find a ppa of the recent 5.2.1 version of xz-utils (including liblzma, etc.) so i decided to try to create the package myself.
After downloading the source code, there are a lot of files different to the original sourcecode; most notably the "patches" folder. Unfortunately a full list of ubuntu-related changes is nowhere to be found, so I can try and recompile this ubuntu-style.
My questions are:
- How to compile xz-utils including liblzma so it can be used as a system-replacement on Ubuntu 14.04 trusty, replacing the xz (XZ Utils) 5.1.0alpha?
- How to package the deb files to be installed on other machines running Ubuntu 14.04?