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 10.0 (buster) 0.24    
Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (stretch) 0.19    
Debian testing (bullseye) 0.27    
Debian unstable (sid) 0.27 0.8~nd0 i386, amd64, sparc, armel
Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” (xenial) 0.15    
Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” (bionic) 0.21    
Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa” (focal) 0.24    
Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” (groovy) 0.24    


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