If you write software for Linux and you write them for Debian systems (Debian, Ubuntu, and others
) you may want to provide your software as .deb
installation packages. And one day eventually you will want to set up a repository so others can download and install your software without fuzz.
If you look at a Debian mirror (e.g. http://ftp.debian.org/debian/
) you will find out one day that packages and meta information is split up into two main directories on the root level: