Chapter 4. Required files under the debian directory. Table of Contents. Chapter 6. Building the package. Table of Contents. Complete (re)build. dh_installdeb(1) automatically flags any files under the /etc directory as conffiles, with the exception of d which follows the format of crontab(5).

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Reminders for updating packages 9. This file contains information about the copyright and license of the upstream sources.

The following will skip creating patch files for config. It does more and comes with HTML documentation with extensive packaging examples in debmake-doc.

Work-Needing and Prospective Packages. Avoid using maint-guied, ampersands, or parentheses. Please do not be discouraged by this. Fixing upstream bugs 3. You may need to update the contents provided by the upstream version for your Debian package. Table of Contents 6. This is the desired case. You should read this if you are not familiar with the big picture of creating and distributing Debian packages, and optionally with adding them to the Debian distribution.

Pre-Depends This is stronger than Depends. Normally a Breaks entry specifies that it applies to versions earlier than a certain value. They are vebian list of package names separated by commas. Debian package menu HTML online.

Chapter 5. Other files under the debian directory

If you still have questions about packaging that you couldn’t find answers to in the available documentation and web maijt-guide, you can ask them interactively:. Here are some observations of Debian’s social dynamics, presented in the hope that it will prepare you for interactions with Debian:.


Programs needed for development 1.

There are many ways to customize the rules file created with the new dh command. Line 10 describes the architectures the binary package can be compiled for. Default rules file 4. They are scripts which are put in the control area of the package and run by dpkg when your package is installed, upgraded, or removed. Programs needed for development. Section and priority are used by front-ends like aptitude when they sort packages and select defaults.

Package: maint-guide (1.2.42)

When there are many binary packages, their configurations can be specified by prefixing their name to their configuration filenames such as package One of the things that makes Debian such a top-notch distribution is its package system. Replaces Use this when your program replaces files from another package, or completely replaces another package used in conjunction with Conflicts. So gentoo ‘s man page should be maint-guode gentoo.

This manual describes the Debian Menu System and the menu package. New Debian revision 8. You can use dpkg to install and remove this just like any other package.

The package architecture follows the Debian Policy Manual, 5. Back to the Debian Project homepage. For the contrib section, it must comply with the DFSG but it may require a package outside of main for compilation or execution. Getting started The Right Way. Thus, contributions to packages already in the archive are far more appreciated and more likely to receive sponsorship by other developers [7].

Package name and version 2. Here is a quick summary of how many commands to build packages fit together in debia command hierarchy. The latest XML source is available through the Git repository. Since we focus only on technical aspects of packaging in this document, please refer to the following to learn how Debian functions and how you can get involved:. The wnpp-alert command from the devscripts package. Instead of implementing the required logic themselves they can rely on dbconfig-common to ask the right questions during install, upgrade, reconfigure and deinstall for them and create and fill the database.


This generally maint-yuide there is a problem with the Makefile. Line 12 is the short description. Using Git for Debian Packaging.

You should start packaging with a completely clean pristine source directory, or simply with freshly unpacked sources. If the upstream source comes as gentoo EX suffix if they have one. Worthy of note here is fp-compilerthe Free Pascal Compiler, which is also good at this task. Line 9 is the Homepage URL. This manual is thought as a reference manual for all Debian developers newbies and old pros.

You can edit this manually with a text editor as long as you follow the formatting convention used by the dch 1. Provides For some types of packages where there are multiple alternatives, virtual names have been defined. This is your completed binary package. The full documentation is available as http: This document is made available for the Debian Buster release since this offers many translations.