Questions about: packaging

A meta-package like this can be created with a tool called equivs which will create a package with just dependency information. First, create a directory: mkdir my-metapackage cd my-metapackage/ Now run the program: equivs-control ns-control It will
I searched for a simple way to create . deb Packages for things which have no source code to compile (configs, shellscripts, proprietary software). This was quite a problem because most of the package tutorials are assuming you have a source tarball
What follows is a basic example of how a source package for a python script might look. While most of the packaging tutorials are a bit complex, they can really help if you hit a problem. That said, I first learned the basics of Debian packaging by s
Answer #: 1 There are a number of paths that a package can take to enter Ubuntu. The overview of Ubuntu development targeted at “upstream” developers like yourself might be a useful place to start, but I’ll try to give you some pointers as well. Thro
I think that this Debian packaging guide I wrote, Basics of Debian Packages is the shortest I've ever seen. You can also find it at StackOverFlow. The right way of building a deb package is using dpkg-buildpackage but sometimes it is a little bit com