Installing Guile-2.0 on Trisquel 5.5
Alternative title: Backporting a package to your Debian-based distribution.
No guarantees on this being the right way to install it. :-)
My Ubuntu-derived distribution didn't come with the newest version of all the packages I want, even though they exist in the newest Ubuntu versions. The package I'm using here is guile-2.0, but it may work with other packages, too.
Download the two source files from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/guile-2.0/:
Unpack both tarballs, put the debian directory into the source directory where the
./configure script is.
Go into the same directory, do
debuild -us -uc
You may need to install some dependencies for building this.
This will take a while to build. When it's done, you can find deb-packages in the directory one above. Install with
dpkg -i *.deb
A more complete explanation can be found in the packaging-tutorial package (apt-get it). The "rebuilding dash" example is what we do here.