Michele Calgaro wrote: > 4) fakeroot debian/rules build. This will compile everything but will not > build any .deb package at the end. > Thanks, this works now. I don't know what you mean with debian has tools for building - I thought I knew at least enough. And what I knew was sufficient to create/modify/build debian packages for some years now. It is also easy for me to understand why the rules file works. It is not easy to understand why in the case of tdepim it is necessary to go this way. Thanks for the motivation to try it and for the explanation. PS: I removed kitchensync and the dependency on libopensync as obviously I don't want to build the former at this stage.