Home > Oracle and SUN > Packaging Tutorial for Xandros 3.0Packaging Tutorial for Xandros 3.0 Guest post by Tim 2005-03-08 Oracle and SUN 6 CommentsIn 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.