FOSSMeet 2018

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

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Introduction to Debian packaging


Abhijith P.A


Creating packages for GNU/Linux Debian is the most powerful and convenient way to distribute your software. This is also one of the contribution area where you can make Debian better. This talk is to make attendees familiar with Debian packaging before going to Hands on training. It will be a follow up to talk.


  • Introduction
  • Why Packaging
  • Packaging work flow
  • Upstream -> Debian package
  • Bug tags - ITP, RFP, ITA
  • Apt


A fresh mind to learn new things

Speaker bio

  • Free Software enthusiast
  • Debian Maintainer since Sep 2016
  • Debian Contributor since Jan 2015