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Old 07-12-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Please tell me why debmake became deprecated, for Mitnick's sake!

I tried following this tutorial on how to create a Debian/Ubuntu package and ran into the following stumbling block: When I tried installing debmake (a tool to easily create Debian packages; trying to debian-package a jhbuild prefix and upload it to a PPA) I got an error from APT saying that the package was not found.

After an extensive Google search, I noticed that the package was only used in Ubuntu up to Hardy and after that was deprecated. Why? Did dpkg-dev suddenly include the deb-make command in its package or something?

EDIT: After reading the deprecation announcement on the mailing list located in the Google search it seems as though debhelper replaces debmake. Sorry for posting this thread; I will mark it as solved as soon as it is posted.

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