kimaidou <> writes:
> cd /
> tar -xvf voicenote_debian.tar

Please don't do this. Only package manager may put files to /usr. Use
/usr/local or $HOME or create a proper package:

1) create an initial package template:

lindi1:~/tmp$ mkdir voicenote-0.01
lindi1:~/tmp$ cd voicenote-0.01/
lindi1:~/tmp/voicenote-0.01$ tar xf ../voicenote_debian.tar
lindi1:~/tmp/voicenote-0.01$ dh_make -s --createorig
Maintainer name : Timo Lindfors
Email-Address   :
Date            : Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:48:15 +0200
Package Name    : voicenote
Version         : 0.01
License         : blank
Using dpatch    : no
Type of Package : Single
Hit <enter> to confirm:
Currently there is no top level Makefile. This may require additional tuning.
Done. Please edit the files in the debian/ subdirectory now. You should also
check that the voicenote Makefiles install into $DESTDIR and not in / .

2) edit debian/rules: you need to comment out all lines that say
   $(MAKE) since you are not providing a makefile. After that add

cp -a ./usr $(CURDIR)/debian/voicenote

   to the end of the install: target in debian/rules.

3) edit debian/control: add zenity and alsa-utils to the "Depends:" line.

4) remove example templates that we did not need: rm debian/*.ex debian/*.EX

5) build a package:

lindi1:~/tmp/voicenote-0.01$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
dpkg-buildpackage: set CFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: set CPPFLAGS to default value:
dpkg-buildpackage: set LDFLAGS to default value:
dpkg-buildpackage: set FFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: set CXXFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: source package voicenote
dpkg-buildpackage: source version 0.01-1
dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by Timo Lindfors <>
dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture amd64
dpkg-deb: building package `voicenote' in `../voicenote_0.01-1_amd64.deb'.
 signfile voicenote_0.01-1.dsc

6) install the package to see that everything works:

lindi1:~/tmp/voicenote-0.01$ sudo dpkg -i ../voicenote*.deb
(Reading database ... 115315 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace voicenote 0.01-1 (using ../voicenote_0.01-1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement voicenote ...
Setting up voicenote (0.01-1) ...

lindi1:~/tmp/voicenote-0.01$ dpkg -L voicenote

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