Home > Oracle and SUN > Packaging Tutorial for Xandros 3.0 Packaging Tutorial for Xandros 3.0 Guest post by Tim 2005-03-08 Oracle and SUN 6 Comments In this document I will walk you through the process of creating a Debian package for Xandros 3.0. When completed this package will install the Kasablanca FTP client. Read more. 6 Comments 2005-03-08 10:27 am Realy nice tutorial. 2005-03-08 10:40 am I tried Xandros 3 and managed to update it to Debian unstable without problem, then just ignored the Xandros network thing. It’s a very polished distribution and the file manager’s great. Also it’s the only distribution that’s managed to configure the bootloader properly so I can load windows from my second HD. (added that config file to the pile I’ve collected from various distros where bits actually worked properly 😉 ) Unfortunately it’s noticeably slower than a pure Debian installation for me, especially in application startup time. 2005-03-08 12:16 pm …creating a decent debian package isn’t quite that easy. Sure, you get something installable, but it probably breaks pretty much every guideline in the debian book. But alas, for starters it’d do, I guess. 2005-03-08 1:30 pm I don’t think anyone mildly sane would ever use Xandros as a base for a Debian SID environment… If you DO want Debian SID, but cannot cope with the intricacies of installing from scratch, then the Kanotix LiveCD is definitely the best you can afford. 2005-03-08 2:02 pm But the Kanotix LiveCD like most others comes with mountains of crap you’ll never use. I tried it as I’d heard the scripts make installing the ATI drivers easy, (I just got a load of error messages when I tried them though) The beta installer for Debian Sarge is completely automated apart from a few questions about your monitor, network adapter etc so it’s really not that hard to use. 2005-03-08 3:46 pm Great tutorial, thanks a lot.