Uploading .deb packages

Julien Lavergne gilir at ubuntu.com
Sun Feb 10 13:57:10 UTC 2013

2013/2/9 Ioannis Vranos <ioannis.vranos at gmail.com>:
>> No, not using debreate.  The video by its author says debreate is "just
>> for building basic packages for your own use" (or words to that effect).
>>  Debreate seems to create packages from binaries (ugh) not from sources.
>>  Its author indicates that he is not an experienced packager himself.
> Yes, it creates deb packages with the files we want to be installed
> (binaries, documets, etc) and I think it is a very good program.

Just to confirm what Jonathan said, you should read again what he said.
And I would like to add that with this tool, you are creating closed
source packages, not free software. It's not because it's a .deb that
it's free. deb packages are binaries, so you can't see how it was
build and what is inside (because it's compiled code, not the source).
That why you can only upload source code on Launchpad.

Julien Lavergne

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