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

cdbs or dh?

dh

use DEBEMAIL

yes

Build-Depends

yes

Depends

yes

Homepage

yes

short/long descriptions

yes

DEP8 tests

only template

.docs / .examples / etc.

.docs only

debian/copyright

only template

debian/watch

yes

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

yes

no

git repo creation, pristine-tar, etc.

no

debian/upstream/metadata (UpstreamMetadata)

yes

no

Notes

TO-DO List