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Building Debian (and Ubuntu) Meta Packages

Oct 30, 2009, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Hall)

"Over the last few weeks I have been building a bunch of Debian packages (aka debs) for a new Ubuntu server roll out. Most of the packages are either updates to existing packages or meta packages. Building meta packages is pretty easy, once you know how.

"I will outline how to build a simple package which pulls in a couple of useful packages.

"First off we need to create the directory structures and files. I do all of my packaging work in /home/$USER/packaging, with my meta packages living in a directory called meta."

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