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Re: Making .deb packages

On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 06:06:10PM -0400, jdgamble wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is the right group to post to, but I am trying to
> learn how to make deb packages and I seem to go around in circles
> confusing myself.

It is not. The debian-mentors list is devoted to this particular
topic, so I have Cc'd it and set Mail-Followup-To accordingly.

> I am new to this whole thing of creating deb packages.  I am trying to
> make a deb file from the source of http://gotmail.sf.net so that they can
> post it with their sf project files.

The gotmail application has already been packaged for Debian for
years, is presently maintained by Paul Cannon and can be downloaded
using apt-get, from official mirrors or the packages page:


I would discuss your packaging efforts for the upstream maintainers
with Paul, as it might make sense to simply mirror versions already
available in Debian (or not even bother, since Debian users will
just get it from the official mirrors anyway).
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SMTP(fungi@yuggoth.org); IRC(fungi@irc.yuggoth.org#ccl); ICQ(114362511);
AIM(dreadazathoth); YAHOO(crawlingchaoslabs); FINGER(fungi@yuggoth.org);
MUD(fungi@katarsis.mudpy.org:6669); WWW(http://fungi.yuggoth.org/); }

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