firstname.lastname@example.org (Raul Miller) wrote on 15.02.96 in <[🔎] m0tnEL1-00071pC@rdm.legislate.com>:
> Kai Henningsen:
> Well, the following shell script will do it. Input a Slackware
> package, output a Debian package.
> You left out the disclaimer about how we're not responsible if the
> slackware package screws up a debian system.
See /usr/doc/copyright/GPL :-)
Anyway, "proper" documentation would mention that that's not the way to
make a package for the Debian distribution, more important IMHO. And
anyway, that's true for every .deb.
In fact, the *only* purposes of this thing are:
1. Make the dpkg system aware of the package. Among other things, enable
it to remove the package.
2. Show the minimal mechanics of making a package - sort of a man page by