Interesting article over at Linuxconfig.org:
This article describes a simple way on how to create a home made debian package and include it into a local package repository. Although we could use a existing Debian/Ubuntu package, we will start from scratch by creating our own minimalistic unofficial debian package. Once our package is ready, we will include it into our local package repository. This article illustrates very simplistic approach of creating debian package, however it may serve as a template in many different scenarios.