newbie packaging question
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question. But if not, I would appreciate if you could redirect properly.
I am just starting to learn about debian packaging with the goal of
creating debian packages for our systems. These would be proprietary
packages for physical devices - i.e. not much use for anyone to be
included in the debian distro.
My first steps are proving to be quite haltingly slow. I'm the Debian
New Maintainer's Guide and I've setup a simple goal for myself. To take
an installation .bin (known to work) and make a debian package out of
it. No sources, just a .bin. Then debian, upon installing this package,
would simply run a little config script to run the .bin file.
But in following the instructions in the doc it tells me to create some
directories with my source in them, then use dh-make first. But dh_make
keeps telling me it can't find my source package.
So two questions, does the source package need to be raw code or is it
specific term to refer to a C source filled directory? And two, is my
goal reasonable for a first-timer?