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Working with the edi Source Code

Instead of installing edi from the ppa you can also work directly with the source code.

  1. Clone the source code:

    git clone
  2. Change into the edi subfolder:

    cd edi
  3. Install various packages that are required for the development of this project:

    sudo apt install -y git-buildpackage dh-make equivs && sudo mk-build-deps -i debian/control
  4. Build the edi Debian package (just to verify that everything works):

    debuild -us -uc
  5. Make the development setup convenient by adding some environment variables (they are only valid for the current shell):

    source local_setup
  6. Verify that the source code version of edi is being used:

    which edi
    edi version