Creating ppa from scripts only

Rory McCann rory at
Wed Jan 2 10:52:12 UTC 2013

On 31/12/12 14:32, Bob Jolliffe wrote:
> Hi team
> I guess I could ask this on the more general ubuntu forums, but I like
> the idea of trying to tap local brain power and give ourselves something
> to talk about :-)
> I'm trying to create a deb and ppa consisting only of bash scripts.  I'm
> a bit confused as to what is required regarding the "source" package,
> because in this case there is no source package which is different to
> the actual package.  All of the online documentation/faqs etc I have
> looked into seem to assume that I will be building something.
> I am pretty sure what I need to do must be much simpler than it looks.
> Does anybody have any good pointers or examples to look at?
> Cheers
> Bob

You could look at perl/python/ruby packages? Those are "source only"
packages. See how they are made? There's bound to be some bash packages
aswell, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

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