"A common answer to my question about why people aren't
packaging is that packaging is hard and the wiki is kind of
lacking. Debhelper 7 and Source Version 3.0 (the new Debian
packaging format) make things a lot easier.
"So is it hard? In the common case, no.
"Assuming the software you want to package uses something like
Python distutils ( python setup.py build && sudo python
setup.py install) or Autotools (./configure && make
&& sudo make install), Debhelper 7 makes things really