Re: How to package a WAR as a .deb
Something I found helpful for getting started was javahelper. It
contains a tool called jh_makepkg that will create a debian directory
with all the necessary files for you. It makes a java library rather
than a war, so you'd still have to customize your build a little or
use the ant script option to produce a war.
I also found "The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques" pretty