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Re: Support for creating installer packages

Malte Forkel <malte.forkel@berlin.de> writes:

> lately, I created two packages that do little more than wrap software
> written in a scripting language (one Java, one Perl) so I could put them
> in a local repository for easy installation and deinstallation.

> In both cases, I expect upstream versions to change often. So I will
> probably find myself having to re-create new packages often. Also, in
> both cases I treat the upstream software as a monolithic block, almost
> like binaries. No diff between versions, may be no uupdate. Is there any
> support for this download - extract - wrap procedure, some kind of
> dh_wrap?

> And is there any Debian policy or standard procedure for such installer
> packages that don't perform a make?

It's not quite what you're asking for, but I document what I do at:


Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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