|FROM ||Paul Robert Marino
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] does any pone know a good howto guide for
Thanks every one
I'm looking through them now.
On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Chris Knadle wrote:
> On 08/02/2015 02:00 PM, Ron Guerin wrote:
>> On 8/2/2015 11:39 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 05:14:02PM -0400, Paul Robert Marino wrote:
>>>> Does any one know of a good howto guide for creating Debian packages
>>>> the ones iv found so far have been very confusing.
>>> Sunny and Chris have epxertise in this area, as I recall
>> Chris is a Debian Maintainer now. But what Paul probably wants is the
>> newly re-written "New Maintainer's Guide".
> There's a couple of scripts you'll want from the Maintainers Guide, but
> other than that I'd recommend Lucas Nussbaum's Packaging Tutorial instead:
> You can also get this via installing the 'packaging-tutorial' package.
> The issue with the Debian Maintainer's Guide (which is usually what most DDs
> recommend as well) is that the documentation is big, and also points to the
> Debian Policy Manual, the Filesystem Hirearchy Standard, and another
> document on using Debconf -- hundreds of pages of reading which there's no
> associated memory or understanding until you actually try /doing/ some of
> the packaging. I tried to start by reading the Maintainer's Guide. I kept
> getting bored and putting it down. A year later I picked up the Packaging
> Tutorial and I was able to get somewhere. That's why the Packaging Tutorial
> is a better first start -- because it'll help letting you /do/ things first
> -- /then/ reading the Maintainer's Guide will make more sense.
> Paul: feel free to contact me offlist, because I guarantee you'll have
> further questions, because the docs don't tell you everything.
> -- Chris
> Chris Knadle