FOSSMeet 2017

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

What, how and why of Debian packaging

Submitted by Sruthi Chandran (@srud) on Sunday, 13 November 2016

Technical level: Beginner


The session intends to give an outline on general packaging concepts in Debian. This will include introduction on Debian, its philosophy, what are the “packages”, how to do packaging and why packaging is necessary. This basic session will be an introduction to a hands-on session on Debian packaging.


What is Debian?
What is it’s philosophy?
What are the “packages”?
How to do packaging?
Why packaging is necessary?
Who can contribute to Debian?
How to contribute to Debian?



Speaker bio

I am basically a Librarian who got introduced to Debian just an year back - currently a Debian Maintainer.

I have packaged more than 100 Debian packages which includes node-modules, ruby-gems and fonts.

I have also conducted a couple of packaging workshops including one in Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, in addition to the general mentoring activity.


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