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If you need to create rapidly a package, use [[DebianPkg:equivs]] : If you need to create rapidly a package, use [[DebianPkg:equivs]]:
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If you prefere to gain real knowledge about Debian packaging : If you prefere to gain real knowledge about Debian packaging:
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  * or the [[BuildingTutorial|buiding tutorial]] to apply changes to an existing package.
  * Then read the intresting pdf file included int the package : [[DebianPkg:packaging-tutorial|packaging-tutorial]]
  * you can also look at the [[BuildingTutorial|buiding tutorial]] to apply changes to an existing package.
  * or the [[PackagingTutorial|packaging tutorial with dh-make]].

Now that you have seen the basics, it is highly recomanded that you read some real stuff:
 * [[http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/index.en.html|the Debian New Maintainers' Guide]] describes the building of a Debian package to ordinary Debian users.
 * [[http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/|the Debian Policy]] includes technical requirements that each package must satisfy.

Then, if you are looking for answers, you can come back here or read:
  * the intresting pdf file included int the package : [[DebianPkg:packaging-tutorial|packaging-tutorial]].
  * [[http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/|The Developers Reference]] provides an overview of the recommended procedures and the available resources for Debian developers.
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 * [[PackagingTutorial|another packaging tutorial]]

When you seriously think about packaging as new comer to Debian, please read the official documentation :


Why Packaging

Whether you want

  • to install some programs or data on several computers
  • the packaging system to take care of updates
  • to help the Debian project.

Introduction to Debian Packaging

If you need to create rapidly a package, use equivs:

  • read first ?how to create an empty package

  • then read how to create a ?package with some files

If you prefere to gain real knowledge about Debian packaging:

Now that you have seen the basics, it is highly recomanded that you read some real stuff:

Then, if you are looking for answers, you can come back here or read:

Debian Derivatives

Please note that some Debian Derivatives resources may be quite useful too.

Learn more about the DEX project

Advanced Packaging Procedures

from Debian Women

DebianWomen organise interesting training sessions. Those are about packaging :

See also

Useful pages

other informations

See also:


CategoryPackageManagement CategoryPackaging