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

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Python

Python

Node.js

Haskell

Go

ELPA (Emacs Lisp)

Tool (package name)

dh-make

dh-make-perl

gem2deb

python3-stdeb

pypi2deb

npm2deb

cabal-debian

dh-make-golang

dh-make-elpa

Upstream repository

N/A

CPAN.org, Alioth

Rubygems.org

PyPI

PyPI

npm

Hackage

unknown

MELPA

Features

version

1.20150601

0.89-1

0.21.1

0.8.5-1

0.20160809

0.2.2-1

4.31-1

0.0~git20150726.0.fc4210a-1

0.1.0 (experimental)

cdbs or dh?

dh

dh

dh

dh

dh

dh

cdbs

dh

dh

use DEBEMAIL

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Build-Depends

no

yes

yes

partial

yes

no

yes

yes

partial

Depends

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

at build time

yes

yes

Homepage

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

yes

short/long descriptions

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

short only

yes

yes

yes

DEP8 tests

no

yes (autopkgtest-pkg-perl in pkg-perl mode)

only template

no

no

basic (only require)

no

no

no

.docs / .examples / etc.

no

docs + examples

docs only

no

docs + examples

docs

no

no

docs only

debian/copyright

only template

yes

only template

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

debian/watch

only template

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

ye s

git repo creation, pristine-tar, etc.

no

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

yes

no

debian/upstream/metadata

no

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

ITP mail template

no

no (use dpt gen-itp)

no

no

yes

yes

no

yes

no

Notes

Build-depends and Depends generation

TODO. 'cme update dpkg-copyright' is another approach. See Updating debian copyright file with cme

Usage

Not (yet) covered tools

Other languages without an automated generator

See also

TODO

Meetings