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== Introduction to Debian Packaging ==
First read the excellent [[IntroDebianPackaging|Introduction to Debian Packaging]].
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There is another interesting document on [[HowToPackageForDebian|how to package for Debian]]


== Debian Packaging ==

When you seriously think about packaging as new comer to Debian, please consider to read:

 * [[http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/index.en.html|the Debian New Maintainers' Guide]] -- tutorial for simple package
 * [[http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/|Debian Policy]] -- guiding rules
 * [[http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/|Developers Reference]] -- advanced guide etc.

Please note some Ubuntu resources may be quite useful too.
 * the packaging guide at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/

== Building debian packages ==

To make sure that a debian package meets all build dependencies and is not influenced by anything specific to the user's environment, packages should be built in a [[chroot]] environment. Tools like [[PbuilderTricks|pbuilder]] can be used for this.

When working on a package, a faster rebuild can be done with 'debuild'. But then, all build-dependencies must be satisfied in the installation where the package is built. All necessary packages can be installed automatically with {{{apt-get build-dep}}}. A complete example for building the DebPkg:foo package looks like this:

{{{
 $ apt-get source foo
 $ cd foo-0.0.1
 $ sudo apt-get build-dep foo
 $ debuild -i -us -uc -b
}}}

This is usually enough for you to backport packages.

== See also: ==
 * [[Python/Packaging]]
 * http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-debpkg.html : creating debian packages - high-level description of debian packaging .
 * http://julien.danjou.info/article-apt-build.html
 * WikiPedia:List_of_open-source_software_packages
 * http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/prospective : requested packages, and packages being worked on.
 * [[http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/336]] Rolling your own debian packages.
 * ConfigPackages
 * PackageConfigUpgrade : propose a new way to smoothly handle configuration upgrades during package upgrades
 * DataPackages
 * DebugPackage
 * EtchTransitionalPackages
 * HowToPackageForDebian
 * PackageCustomization
 * PackagingWithDarcs
 * PackagingWithGit
 * [[PkgSplit|Making Multiple Packages From A Single Source Tarball]]
 * [[Renaming_a_Package]]
 * SecurePbuilder
 * SponsorChecklist
 * [[http://vcs-pkg.org/|VCSPackaging]]
 * AutomakeTransition
 * [[deb]] files
 * [[RPM|rpm]] - Tool for extracting from RPM source tarballs
 * Autobuilding non-free packages: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.announce/997

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