Updating a pre-existing Debian package

This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/314). From time to time, you would like to have a more recent version of an application than what is currently packaged in Debian  [1]. This is…

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Packaging applications for Debian

This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/313). To do the best use of Debian’s superior package management system (APT), the application must be packaged, in the form of one or several .deb files….

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HOWTO Clean packages on a Debian system

This article was first written in July 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/282). A Debian system can take more and more disk space as you install new packages. Let’s see how we can detect which packages are no longer…

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