Re: packaging HOWTO
Thanks to all those who took a look at my work. I have noted all your
criticisms/suggestions and will take them to heart. I just want to
comment on some things.
I was aiming this text at ordinary users who just want to make .debs for
their own use. That's why I didn't include anything about uploading etc.
But I'm working on this now.
While it seems debmake will be going away/mutating, my understanding is
this is a few months down the line. In the meantime, debmake is the
easiest way to build packages so it should be used in this kind of
I agree that this document is too boring and low-level for people with
Unix experience. For them, there should be an expanded manual. My
document will be solely for casual users and a quick overview for others.
It will not be the final word. (You'll notice in three place I admonish
people to read the docs. If after all that they still don't get it,
there's no hope for them.)
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