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developerWorks: Create Debian Linux Packages

Jul 14, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 use.

"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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