Debian build image with virtualbox

Prepare a Debian virtual image to build packages.

Step 1: Get Debian install image

Get the netinstall 248MB image (e.g., debian-8.7.1-amd64-netinst.iso) at this address [1], and start a new virtualbox machine.

Only need a minimalistic system.


Step 2: Prepare for package build

A short introduction to making Debian packages is available at [2].

apt-get install build-essential devscripts debhelper


[1]Debian, netinstall iso download page,
[2]Debian, "Packaging Intro",