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

Language

Any

Perl

Ruby

Python

Node.js

Haskell

Tool (package name)

dh-make

dh-make-perl

gem2deb

python-stdeb

npm2deb

cabal-debian

Upstream repository

N/A

CPAN.org

Rubygems.org

Pypi

npm

Hackage

Features

version

1.20140617

0.84-2

0.14

0.8.2-4

0.2.2-1

4.17.4-1

cdbs or dh?

dh

dh

dh

dh

dh

cdbs

use DEBEMAIL

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

yes

Build-Depends

no

yes

yes

no

no

no

Depends

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

at build time

Homepage

no

yes

yes

no

yes

no

short/long descriptions

no

yes

yes

yes

short only

yes

DEP8 tests

no

no

only template

no

basic (only require)

no

.docs / .examples / etc.

no

docs + examples

docs only

no

docs

no

debian/copyright

only template

yes

only template

no

yes

yes

debian/watch

only template

yes

yes

no

yes

yes

git repo creation, pristine-tar, etc.

no

yes

no

no

no

no

debian/upstream/metadata (UpstreamMetadata)

no

yes

no

no

no

no

ITP mail template

no

no

no

no

yes

no

Notes

Build-depends and Depends generation

TODO. 'cme update dpkg-copyright' is another approach.

Usage

Other languages without an automated generator

See also