On Fri, Aug 27, 2010, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> If you want to compile vlc (or any other package) the debian way, then:
> 1) dget http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/v/vlc/vlc_1.1.3-1.dsc
>    (This way you're sure you have downloaded what the maintainer put in
>     the archive. Sometimes, the .orig is not exactly upstream's one).
> 2) dpkg-source -x vlc_1.1.3-1.dsc
> 3) cd vlc_1.1.3
> 4) "Be sure that the build-dependencies are installed"

In other words "apt-get build-dep vlc"

> 5) dpkg-buildpackage $whatever_funky_option_you_might_want_to_use
> 6) Enjoy!

Mohammed Adnène Trojette

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