I've started creating a .deb package for my software a while back and the method I've stumbled upon then (I knew nothing about the domain) basically is like this:
- create a directory structure like this
-- pkg-dir -- DEBIAN -- controlfile -- postinst -- postrm -- conffiles -- usr -- share -- myapp -- etc -- myapp
- fakeroot dpkg-deb --build pkg-dir
- lintian pkg.deb
However these days the info I'm finding all point to dh-make. Is dh-make the new or preferred way? Where does my method come from? I'd like to use the standard way in future but for now I'd like to finish what I've started using this as I'm pressured for time. Where do I get more info on my method?