After not packaging for over a year, I've forgot many things about packaging. This page should be a quick index to the answer questions about packaging for people that generally know how to package, but need a quick answer to a specific question.
- Initial checks of upstream source
- Initial debianization
- GIT related
Initial checks of upstream source
How do I scan the package for DFSG compliance?
licensecheck -r . from package devscripts, ohcount should work, but currently doesn't for me...
What's the name format for orig tarballs?
<packagename>-<version>.orig.tar.gz (or gz replaces with ... see dpkg-source)
How should I format the version when packaging a VCS snapshot?
Have a look at man git-describe
What should I put in the copyright file regarding my own packaging contribution?
What's the common tag format?
from man git-buildpackage : Debian version tag: debian/<version> upstream version tag: upstream/<version>