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Howto repackage deb packages
Use folowing steps to repackage dep package:
1: Extract deb package
# dpkg-deb -x <package.deb> <dir>
2: Extract control-information from a package
# dpkg-deb -e <package.deb> <dir/DEBIAN>
3. After completed to make changes to the package, repack the deb
# dpkg-deb -b <dir> <new-package.deb>
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Thanks for this. Most concise form of this I've seen. Might want to mention updating md5sums:

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