"The Debian packaging system is one of the most elegant methods
of installing, upgrading, and removing software available. For all
you fans of other packaging systems, before you send your flames,
please note that I said 'one of' and not simply 'the most.' Other
packaging systems have their charms, but in this article I'm going
to focus on the Debian packaging system. Specifically, I'm going to
look at creating Debian packages so you can distribute your
packages in Debian format--or simply create packages for your own
"I'll walk through the basic components of a package, what you
need to create your own packages, and finally how to pull it all
together to create a package..."
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