[plug] PLUG October talk: creating deb packages

Nick Bannon nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Oct 9 20:25:52 AWST 2018

Thank you, Alastair!

Alastair's slides are here:

On Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 12:44:10PM +0800, Alastair Irvine wrote:
> Once upon a time, Debian was a GNU/Linux distribution that was 
> mainly for hobbyists.  It always existed in the shadow of commercial 
> distributions such as Red Hat, and their derivatives.  Then 
> Canonical used it to create Ubuntu, and the world changed.  (In the 
> interim though, there were a lot of businesses relying on Debian as 
> a stable, low-TCO server OS with good security support.)
> If you are running Debian on a personal host or in production, you 
> might have wondered how Debian packages work and whether you have a 
> use case for which they could make your life simpler.  This talk 
> will attempt to shed light on these questions.
> Topics covered:
>   - .deb package format
>   - Source Packages
>   - Creating .deb files
> It is even possible to host your own package archive on an HTTP or 
> FTP server, with secure downloads provided by Debian's package 
> signing mechanism.
> Please note that this talk will *not* cover becoming a Debian 
> maintainer/developer, which is usually what is required to upload 
> new/changed packages to the official Debian package archives.
> ## Presenter bio
> Alastair is a Software Engineer and system administrator by trade.  
> He has a BSc in Computer Science from Curtin University.
> His computer-related interests lie in various areas within his 
> trade; suffice to say that he is a "geek of many colours". :)  
> Alastair is a die-hard FOSS user and Linux fan.
> He is also a freelancer with his own business.  [Warpspace IT]
> (http://www.warpspace.net/) is a consultancy with a fairly broad 
> focus on the technical side of IT.
> -- 
> Alastair Irvine, Warpspace IT
> 1300 881744


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