There is a CSClub Debian repository on potassium-benzoate.
Step 0: Create a GPG key
Use "gpg --gen-key" or something like that. Skip this if you already have one.
Step 1: Add to Uploaders
The /srv/debian/conf/uploaders file on mirror contains the list of people who can upload. Add your GPG key id to this file. Use "gpg --list-secret-keys" to find out the key ID. You also need to import your key into the mirror's gpg homedir as follows:
gpg --export $KEYID | sudo env GNUPGHOME=/srv/debian/gpg gpg --import
You only need to do this step once.
Step 2: Get the source code
To get the source code of a debian package you can use "apt-get source packagename". You can also download the requisite files from the web; the easy way is to run the dget command on the path to the .dsc file. For example:
Step 2.5: Make changes
If necessary, you can haxor the source code now. If you make changes run something like
EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org NAME="Your Name" dch -i
And optionally write some notes about the changes. This step is needed to increment the version number; if the version number is not greater than the one available from ubuntu the packages will NOT be installed. Furthermore you cannot upload the same version number twice.
Step 3: Build the package
Just type "debuild -k04067B0B" in the debian directory. Replace the hex number with your key ID. If there are dependencies missing, you may be able to install them using "apt-get build-dep packagename". If not, then install them some other way.
Step 4: Upload the package
Building will create a .changes file in the parent directory. If the file failed to properly sign (e.g. you typed your password wrong 3 times) you cam reattempt signing by running "debsign -k04067B0B foo.changes" (and changing the hex number to your key ID). Once signed, you can upload.
To add a newly built package type the following after building:
Step 5: Update the Repository
Log into mirror and type "sudo rrr-incoming". This is supposed to happen once every few minutes however it is always faster to run it manually.
Step 6: Install the package
Just install the package with apt-get as normal. Don't forget to run "apt-get update" first.
The /etc/apt/sources.list entry is:
deb http://debian.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ [distribution] main deb-src http://debian.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ [distribution] main