[Libguestfs] How to generate the debs?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Jun 16 09:19:56 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 05:11:59PM -0700, Sean McAfee wrote:
> I note that a number of libguestfs-realted .deb files are downloadable here:
> http://libguestfs.org/download/binaries/ubuntu-packages/
> I'd like to be able to build these files myself, and so I want to get my
> hands on the input files to dpkg-buildpackage that were used to generate
> these (the .dsc file, the .orig.tar.gz file, and the .diff.gz, if any).
> Where can I find them?

They're just built from the source tarballs.  You can download the
latest source tarball from here:


unpack it and type:

  debuild -i -us -uc -b

> I thought these files might possibly live in the git repository, so I've
> been trying the command
>   git clone http://git.annexia.org/git/libguestfs.git
> ...but it invariably hangs after a short time.

What's the actual output?

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