packaging-tutorial – introduction to Debian packaging

This tutorial is an introduction to Debian packaging. It teaches prospective developers how to modify existing packages, how to create their own packages, and how to interact with the Debian community. In addition to the main tutorial, it includes three practical sessions on modifying the ‘grep’ package, and packaging the ‘gnujump’ game and a Java library.

Package availability chart
Distribution Base version Our version Architectures
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy) 0.7 0.8~nd0 i386, amd64, sparc, armel
Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie) 0.15 0.8~nd0 i386, amd64, sparc, armel
Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (stretch) 0.19    
Debian testing (buster) 0.21    
Debian unstable (sid) 0.21 0.8~nd0 i386, amd64, sparc, armel
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” (precise) 0.4 0.8~nd0 i386, amd64, sparc
Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” (trusty) 0.12    
Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” (xenial) 0.15    
Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” (yakkety) 0.15    
Ubuntu 17.04 “Zesty Zapus” (zesty) 0.19    
Ubuntu 17.10 “Artful Aardvark” (artful) 0.21    


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