I feel it like a big mess with the debhelper. The most info from google on Debian packaging is about to create a Debian package for already existing source packages, or Debian-ize around Makefile etc.
I have a package say xyz-0.1, contains only shell scripts with no Makefile at all. Well it should be easy to create a Debian package of it, but I'm stuck with the following error,
$ dh_make --createorig ... $ cat debian/rules ... build: binary: (There's nothing to do with build, because xyz-0.1 contains only shell scripts) $ debuild ... dpkg-genchanges: error: cannot read files list file: No such file or directory dpkg-buildpackage: error: dpkg-genchanges gave error exit status 2 debuild: fatal error at line 1340: dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -D -us -uc failed
Though, create an empty file `debian/files' will resolve this problem, but it should not be the correct way.
Generally say, is there some guide, comprehensive tutorials on how to use debhelper around original Debian packages?