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> All Debian packages come from a source [.dsc] package,
> The .debian.tar.gz [...] containing the instructions to execute to construct a [.deb] package.

so i never knew this,

and feel really silly having used -based distros for ~6 years before once finding out how you're "supposed" to make a deb

"how did you make debs until now?"

i looked up some instructions that basically reverse-engineered a simple deb,
and made a shell script that used dpkg-deb to shove my compiled files and some metadata into a binary package

It took me *incredibly* long to find this but,

here are the docs you need to read to package applications for the "OpenStore"

click.readthedocs.io/en/latest

can also install regular deb packages just fine

but it appears having them packaged for OpenStore is a good way to signal to end users you tested them to open up correctly in Mir without crashing first.
(a big problem with most graphical programs right now)

@Valenoern hello, this post appears on my timeline. There is no such thing in "being too late to learn". Nice sharing, thanks.

If you don't mind, I suggest you to read this askubuntu.com/questions/1345/w and please read my answer there also.

That's a simplest Debian packaging guide I have ever seen in my life.

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