Debreate: create Debian packages

Ubuntu or Debian devs can use checkinstall to generate .deb packages for their software. It is the standard cmdline utility. Debreate is a GUI based alternative to do the same though a wizard-like procedure. It takes care of every aspect of package creation and installation.

Debreate is written in wxGTK.


  • Easy to follow step-by-step wizard
  • Supports applications, artwork, media, themes
  • Add package name, version, maintainer email, architecture and category
  • Add short and long descriptions
  • Add recommended packages, dependencies (with versions), conflicts, package & version relations
  • Pick files and destination install locations
  • Write preinst, postinst, prerm, postrm scripts
  • Add changelog
  • Create menu launcher


Install pre-requisites (tested on Ubuntu 14.04.3):

$ sudo apt-get install fakeroot libfakeroot libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk-media2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0 python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion

Download the latest package from SourceForge and install it:

$ sudo dpkg -i debreate_version_all.deb

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