Re: what are the latest debian packaging tools.
> >>>>>>> On Fri, Sep 04, 1998 at 09:28:09AM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> >> As an absolute beginner myself, I use:
> >> deb-make for initial packaging (in package debmake)
> You realize, I hope, that debmake is deprecated by its author,
> and is no longer being in kept in sync with policy. So anyone using
> deb-make may have packages that do not conform to policy anymore.
No, I did not realise this. Correction, I vaguely remember some
discussion about it months ago on debian-devel, but since at the time,
I was not actively trying to make any packages, so I didn't pay close
However, debmake is still available in slink, and the Developer's
Corner still has "Creating a Package using Debmake" listed directly
above the "New-Maintainer's Debian Packaging Howto" (and lists the two
as to be merged), it was hard for me to tell.
> If you must use helper packages, debhelper is the way to go (I
> prefer hand crafting my packages)
Thanks, I'll look into it.
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