Re: make a deb package
Try the tricks at this URL:
It's a step by step on building a .deb package.
Ionel Mugurel Ciobîcã wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to make a .deb package. In order to to that I try simply
> to see if I can remake an existing one. I took the hello package
> and I did 'dpkg -i hello_1.3-16.deb test/'. Then I went in the
> test directory and I did `dpkg-deb -b --nocheck . hello_1.3-16.deb'.
> I used --nocheck because I learn that I need a ./DEBIAN/control file
> but google is returning only cvs log files when I search for
> an example DEBIAN/control file. I get a deb file which is a bit larger
> than the initial one, but which contain the same files in the same
> structure. I try to read the deb-make man page, but I don't understand
> it, that is why I went directly to dpkg-deb.
> For instance in /usr/doc/debmake/HOWTO.first_time it say that after
> running deb-make one have to make modifications in debian/rules.
> That file it look to me as a Makefile and I don't understand such
> files. What do I have to modify? If I simply run it it give errors
> so I can't continue.
> It is a simply way for people who are not maintainers, who don't
> know to deal with Makefile related issues to make a .deb package?
> It is the way I described in the first lines in my e-mail an
> accepted way to do it? I mean, I can put the files in the subdirectories
> trees as it should for the instalation, and then I run
> dpkg-deb -b --nocheck . program_0.0-0.deb
> Which kind of documentation I should read?
> I appologize if this is not the right list for this questions.
> Thank you for your help,
> Ionel Ciobîcã
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