Debian is a great OS Distribution. It itself is a great community. But there are times when Debian is very frustrating also. Like many of the packages go on a very slow pace.
Truly speaking, there isn’t much a person can ask the Debian community given the amount of contribution it makes.
I was looking for knetstats package but couldn’t find much help. The ITP against knetstats is more than 100 days but still not entered into Debian. And on the knetstats page, the debian package mentioned is outdated.
This was a great opportunity for me to try out Debian packaging. I had done read the guides earlier but never paid much attention to building a package.
So hence here is knetstats 1.6.1 for Debian Etch/Sid. I’ve tested it installing it onto another machine and it works without any problems. There are some lintian warnings but they are safe to ignore. I’ll fix those soon.
rrs@geeKISSexy:/var/tmp/knetstat $ lintian knetstats_1.6.1-1_i386.deb
W: knetstats: binary-without-manpage knetstats
W: knetstats: menu-item-needs-tag-has-unknown-value kde /usr/share/menu/knetstats:2
W: knetstats: binary-or-shlib-defines-rpath ./usr/bin/knetstats /usr/lib:/usr/share/qt3/lib
Here’s the link to the package. Please mail me if you encounter any problems or if it “Just Works”