This page aims to explain how to create debian packages for FPC.
FPC sources are managed using SVN. The most covignent was to get sources in order to build a release is using the svn export command :
svn export http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcbuild/tags/release_x_y_z fpcbuild-x.y.z
For general knowledge about building FPC release packages, plese refer to Release engineering page.
The top make file of the fpcbuild-x.y.z supports the deb target which is intended to build Debian packages from sources.
However, user may want to use his own packeging rules file
make deb DEBDIR=<some path to debian dir>
Or use a particular libgdb version
make deb GDBLIBDIR=<some path to libgdb dir>