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''only template'' means that the tool provides a file that is not customized per-package

This page references tools that aim at providing basic working Debian packages.

Language

Any

Perl

Ruby

Python

Tool (package name)

dh-make

dh-make-perl

gem2deb

python-stdeb

Upstream repository

N/A

CPAN.org

Rubygems.org

Pypi

Usage

Features

version

0.84-2

0.14

0.8.2-4

cdbs or dh?

dh

dh

dh

use DEBEMAIL

yes

yes

no

Build-Depends

no

yes

no

Depends

no

yes

no

Homepage

yes

yes

no

short/long descriptions

yes

yes

short only

DEP8 tests

no

only template

no

.docs / .examples / etc.

docs + examples

docs only

no

debian/copyright

yes

only template

no

debian/watch

yes

yes

no

Refresh mode (regenerate all files, moving old ones to .bak)

yes

no

no

git repo creation, pristine-tar, etc.

yes

no

no

debian/upstream/metadata (UpstreamMetadata)

yes

no

no

Notes

  • There's a Git repo with some example outputs

  • only template means that the tool provides a file that is not customized per-package

TO-DO List