Debian Binary Package Building HOWTO

Chr. Clemens Lee


2002-11-30, $Date: 2005/08/09 20:49:46 $

Revision History
Revision 4.02005-08-09Revised by: ccl
updated email address and added link to Turkish translation by Oguz Yarimtepe
Revision 3.02003-12-19Revised by: ccl
fixed two typos reported by Claudio Cattazzo
Revision 2.02003-12-13Revised by: ccl
applying Frank Lichtenheld's feedback
Revision 1.02003-11-08Revised by: ccl
first version

This mini-HOWTO shows how to build a minimal Debian .deb package.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Resources on the Web
2. Getting Started
3. Package Structure
3.1. debian-binary
3.2. data.tar.gz
3.3. control.tar.gz
4. Hands On
4.1. control
4.2. dpkg-deb
5. Double Check
5.1. lintian
5.2. Minimal Documentation
5.3. fakeroot
5.4. More Documentation
6. Summary
7. What Else
8. Credits
9. Links