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Instead of building a binary package you indeed need to build a source package and let the launchpad ppa build binaries for you. To create the source.changes file, just issue the following command: dpkg-buildpackage -S From the dpkg-buildpackage man page: -S Specifies a source-only build, no binary packages need to be made. Passed ...


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In order to interactively ask questions during package installation you should use debconf. To dynamically create and manage configuration files (and files in /etc/init.d/ are considered configuration files) ucf can be used. A tutorial, on how to use debconf, may be found here: http://www.fifi.org/doc/debconf-doc/tutorial.html Minimal example debconf ...



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