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Build a Debian .deb package from sources

The Debian packaging for Samba 4 is maintained in the git repository of the Debian Samba packaging team.

To build:

Check out the official Debian packaging:

git clone git:// samba4-unstable

Samba is not a native Debian package, so you will need to create an .orig.tar.gz tarball. Run:

./debian/rules get-orig-source

This will create the .orig.tar.gz file in your working directory.

Move this directory to ../tarballs:

mkdir ../tarballs && mv *.orig.tar.gz ../tarballs

You can now use git-buildpackage or dpkg-buildpackage to build the Debian package:

$ git-buildpackage


$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot