On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 03:54:01AM -0400, Zachary Uram wrote:
> I am running Debian. Would love to have netrek clients available
> as .deb and maybe get the Vanilla server as a .deb.
> Can I be of any help? I never packaged before.
> Runing Debian woody .

Yes, you could help ... go to the Debian web site and read up on
packaging.  In brief, the process involves creating a debian
subdirectory in the package source tree that contains files that
describe the packaging process.  Then the dpkg-buildpackage command is
used to generate the source and binary package files.

While alien could be used, we'd need to test the output carefully.
Debian has good support for typical actions by packages on installation,
such as adding cron or init.d entries.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/