I want to build the source of a package on myself (new version, some additions) but I want to use the ./configure options from the original package as a starting point. I can't find anything in the source package, so where can I see the actual options used to compile a binary Debian package?

The Name of the package is php5-cgi.

  • What is the name of the package? – jaume Mar 13 '13 at 10:08
  • I've added the name in the question. – Fu86 Mar 13 '13 at 10:28

The options should be in the source package in the debian/rules file.

You can also check the build log, to see how exactly the package was built.
Search for the package on https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php
Follow the links to the version you want to check and click on the result to see the full log file and search for ./configure.

  • Great! But I can't find php5-cgi with the search :( – Fu86 Mar 13 '13 at 10:29
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    php5-cgi is a sub-package (unsure if this is the correct term) of the php5 package. You can figure this out by searching for the package on packages.debian.org/squeeze/php5-cgi and follow the "Developer Information" link on the right hand side. Note: since it's using sub-packages there might be multiple ./configure calls in the log. – faker Mar 13 '13 at 10:44

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