GiftWrap, a User Friendly Package Maker for Ubuntu


giftwrapGiftWrap is a hassle-free way to create Ubuntu packages. It is designed for anyone who deals with distributing software - be it theme artists, software developers, or anyone else.It stems from the (now dead) Deb Creator project.In the future, it will support updating of existing packages, uploading to PPA's split packages and more.

Installation :
Open your sources.list and add GiftWrap's Official Launchpad repository :

$sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For Ubuntu Jaunty Users :

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

For Ubuntu Intrepid Users :

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

Save and exit.Now import the public key with this command and update the system :

$sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 207CAD03
$sudo apt-get update

Now install GiftWrap :

$sudo apt-get install giftwrap

After installation done (you may be asked for some configurations like mail server etc.If you do not know what you are doing, just select "No Configuration" ), you can run GiftWrap via Applications > Programming > GiftWrap OR giftwrap command and start building your own Ubuntu packages ;)