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Re: debian at work, how to make packages

On Sun, Aug 13, 2000 at 06:20:51PM +0200, Allan Jacobsen wrote:
> Hi
> I have been using debian for more than 4 years now and I have
> finaly talked my boss into trying debian instead of redhat
> for our servers, that we install in hotels all over europe.
> I have been reading most of the dokumentation on making .deb
> pakages, but most of it is how to package foreign source that
> anyone should be able to recompile.
> Our buildtree is totally incompatible with this, so I have been
> looking for a few simple scripts to package the bin and conf 
> files to make a usable deb package.
> I read somewhere that I could unpack a deb my using 
> "ar x package.deb", and the format looks reasonably simple
> with the 3 files, where data.tar.gz should be untared in /
> and the control files and scripts are in control.tar.gz
> Does any of you have some suggestions ?
If you wish to do "manual handling" of .deb's, then i suggest you
look into dpkg-deb.  It allows you do build a deb, extract, etc.

As for building packages from source, i think we would have
to understand how your source tree is different.  Anything
that can install itself will work, you just have to coax
it into installing into the right directorys.

> Best regards
> Allan Jacobsen
> SW Engineer R&D
> 2M Electronic A/S
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