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Packaging For Beginners

"Packaging For Beginners"
by Gergely Nagy,
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A quick introduction to Debian packaging basics, for beginners, covering the basics, with examples, ponies and lots of debhelper goodness, and pointers for further reading. Based on the good feedback from DC11, I'd like to repeat the tutorial, with more preparation this time around. We'll take a very handy little package called ponysay, and package it up from zero to lintian clean, all steps explained, all questions answered. Then we'll spice it up a little - if time allows - to introduce dependencies, and learn about upgrades and other tools that help increase the quality of the distribution, such as piuparts, sbuild and a few others.