Linux.com: Make Your Own Packages for Debian-Based Systems
Feb 26, 2007, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For the uninitiated, creating Debian packages is a mysterious
process that looks much harder than it really is. To make it a
little less mysterious, let's take a look at two methods of
building Debian packages: using standard Debian packaging tools and
the CheckInstall utility.
"I've used the tools described in this article to create
packages on Debian and Ubuntu systems, but they should be suitable
for other Debian-derived distros, such as MEPIS, Xandros, Linspire,
and Freespire. In the interest of simplicity, I'm going to use the
phrase "Debian package" throughout the article, even though the
tools and techniques should apply across the board..."