I need help to write a doc
I'm writing the "How Software Producers Can Distribute Their Products
Directly in DEB Format" guide and need help in a few parts.
1. Creating Debian Packages on Other Operating Systems
I want to explain how to create a Debian chroot on other operating
systems (typically other Linux distros). The best thing would be
porting debootstrap and dpkg and packaging them as tarball and as
RPM. I think I can do that myself if nobody else wants to, but I'd
like to hear if anybody has ever done or tried doing it.
2. Converting an RPM to a DEB
How to convert an RPM to a DEB. For simple packages using alien
and adapting the resulting package might do; what I'd want here is
a list of problems one usually runs into and of important
differences between the two systems. I have almost no experience
with RPM, so there's no way I can write that in the near future.
3. Making it Easy to Create both RPM and DEB Packages
What one could do to make packaging easy for both RPM systems and
Debian, such as calling the Debian update-* tools and the
equivalent RPM tools using if/else statements. As I don't know
much about RPM I can't write that section either.
I also appreciate all other suggestions and corrections. What I've
written so far is available at
My GPG Public Key: http://www.isotton.com/gpg-public-key