I have some source code, I would like to make into Debian packages for Ubuntu. its been quite some times since I made packages, and I am wondering if there are any really great tools out there to help me get this done.

  • You need more detail. What language are you programming in? Do you want a link to the packaging docs as an answer? If not you should really specify and language specific packing methods you're using. For example, pip is super-easy to convert to debian. Jul 11, 2013 at 5:47
  • I have a lot of perl, tcl, wish and bash scripts and a binary that is compiled perl. I want to know if there are tools to make the process of making a debian package easier. and what those tools are. I want feedback from ppl who use those tools, and actually develop / deploy software. My programs will run, dependent on architecture, but entirely from their own folders, or where ever someone says to save data. Ill go have a look at pip and equivis. Last time I made debian packages, I found making the package compliant very difficult. So i figured to ask this time.
    – j0h
    Jul 11, 2013 at 11:41
  • ok then debuild looks cool, and its sub-process lintain, is what i was using in the past.
    – j0h
    Jul 15, 2013 at 18:41

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For very simple packages, you can use equivs. Otherwise, take a look at this guide and go through the packaging tutorial.

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