Debian Packaging - Packaging tools
Esteban Manchado Velázquez <>


Keeping packaging files in SVN

Using svn-buildpackage

Usual workflow

New upstream versions

Packaging Perl modules

Packaging Python modules

Meta-packages and such

equivs control file example

Section: misc
Priority: optional
Standards-Version: 3.6.2

Package: some-new-package
Version: 2.1
Maintainer: Random J Developer <>
Depends: cool-package1, cool-package2
Architecture: all
Description: Does some really good stuff
 Empty package depending on packages that do good stuff.
 So yeah, short description is slightly misleading. Whatever.
See the equivs-build (1) manpage.


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