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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The program should not introduce security and maintenance concerns into the Debian system. Includes the gobject-introspection package in Build-Depends. The package cdbs offers an alternative packaging script infrastructure to the dh command and is outside the scope of this document.

If you wish to create a non-native Debian package of an upstream source gentoo If you need to have other tools to build your package, you should add them to these fields. Debian solves this problem by maint-giide such configuration files as conffiles. Thankfully you shouldn’t have a hard time figuring out how the package works since someone has already done the initial setup for you. Use this if your program provides a function of an existing virtual package.

Here is a devian summary of how many commands to build packages fit together in the command hierarchy. It will help people downloading your package to see whether there are issues with the package that they should know about. These package names may also be lists of alternative debixn names, separated by vertical bar symbols pipe symbols. You maint-gyide use compat level v9 in certain circumstances for compatibility with older systems.

You should be motivated to do things by yourself. The autogenerated maint-gujde in the source tree can be quite annoying for packaging since they generate meaningless large patch files.


Ubuntu – Details of package maint-guide in trusty

The wnpp-alert command from the devscripts package. This is the original upstream source code tarball, merely renamed to the above so that it adheres to the Debian standard. If your package has documentation other than manual and info pages, you should use the doc-base file to register it, so the user can find it with e.

There must be debina blank lines, but you can put a single. Line 6 is the version of the Debian Policy Manual standards this package follows, the one you read while making your package. Longum iter est per praecepta, breve edbian efficax per exempla It’s a long way by the rules, but short and efficient with examples.

This is the desired case. Web site source code is available. Here’s a short list of manual page sections:.

You can use dpkg to install and remove this just like febian other package. If the upstream offers the cryptographic signature of the tarball, it is recommended to verify its authenticity using the pgpsigurlmangle option as described in uscan 1. Be sure to verify that this section is indeed the correct one. The resolution is generally to use higher-level package management tools to upgrade the listed packages. If you did not listen to me and have created custom maintainer mxint-guide for a package, you should make sure to test them not only for install and upgrade but also for remove and purge.

This is not installed.

Gentoo is a single binary package — it creates only one binary package, i. Simple build systems 2. Manual pages naint-guide normally written in nroff 1. Debian Wiki, HelpDebian supplemental.


Chapter 4. Required files under the debian directory

Package name and version 2. Full list at https: The new debmake may be used as the alternative to the standard msint-guide. It is important to be able to consult with the author s in case of any problems with the program, so don’t try to package unmaintained software. Installation of files to their destination 3. You should read this if you are not familiar with the big picture of creating and distributing Debian packages, and optionally with debbian them to the Debian distribution.

If on the other hand you prefer writing SGML instead of nroffyou can use the manpage.

Package: maint-guide (1.2.42)

Sean Finney and Paul Gevers Maintainer: I’ll change it to fully GUI-configurable, two-pane X file manager. Updating an existing package may get complicated since it may be using older techniques. The upstream changelog is found by converting filenames to lower case and matching them against changelogchangeschangelog. To control most of what debhelper does while building the package, you put optional configuration files under the debian directory.

Getting started The Right Way 1.

Add Debian-specific packaging modifications to the upstream program under the debian directory, and create a non-native source package maint-guidee is, the set of input files used for Debian package building in 3.