Re: Creating Source Packages
On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 02:59:53PM +1000, Brendon Costa wrote:
> > Actually, there is no one-file source package form of a deb like there
> > is for rpms. When you create your binary package, a signed .dsc file is
> > created with which you can create the deb in conjunction with the
> > original upstream tarball and the diff of the debian packaging.
> Ahh that would have been my mistake. I thought there would have been a
> single .deb file that contained the source package similar to that of
> source rpm's.
> I have those files listed below (Excepting the package_1.0-1.diff.gz) as
> there are no differences that need to be applied for debian. So a
> "source distribution" would just include the .dsc and .tar.gz file.
Take a look at
and the question after that ("What's wrong with upstream shipping a debian/