Re: Need help packaging
On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 05:38:41PM -0400, Jean-Sebastien Pilon wrote:
> Can someone spend a few minutes explain how to create a debian package
> from binary files ?
> I have read the documentation on debian.org and many howto on the web,
> it is too advanced for what I am trying to achieve, and a little help
> would be appreciated.
> I had an rpm, converted to .deb using alien.
> Extracted files off the package using dpkg --contents, since I want to
> add some more files to the package. ( actually merge things together and
> add default configuration that suits us )
> I extracted the control files as well... And I have this
> control md5sums postinst postrm prerm shlibs
> >From here I am not sure what I should do... Should I put everything
> together, add my files and then do a dpkg --build off the root of the
> packaging directory ?
Binary packages are not considered to be particularly useful unless
they're derived from a source package. You won't be able to get a
"binary only" package uploaded.
But, if that's what you want, then you can use dpkg -b.