game-data-packager - Installer for game data files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Contrib i386
Package filename game-data-packager_37_all.deb
Package name game-data-packager
Package version 37
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category contrib/games implemented-in::shell interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::gameplaying
License -
Maintainer Debian Games Team <>
Download size 150.79 KB
Installed size 358.00 KB
Various games are divided into two logical parts: engine
and data. Often the engine and data are licensed in
different ways, such that only one half can be distributed
in Debian.
game-data-packager is a tool which builds .deb files for game
data which cannot be distributed in Debian (such as
commercial game data).
At the moment, game-data-packager has support for building .deb
files for Doom games (Doom, Doom II and Final Doom); LGeneral;
Heretic; Hexen; Hexen II; Rise of the Triad; Quake; Quake II;
Quake III Arena and Wolfenstein 3D.


Package Version Architecture Repository
game-data-packager_37_all.deb 37 all Debian Contrib
game-data-packager - - -


Name Value
dynamite >= 0.1.1-2
fakeroot -
p7zip-full -
unzip -


Type URL
Binary Package game-data-packager_37_all.deb
Source Package game-data-packager

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install game-data-packager deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install game-data-packager




2013-11-18 - Jonathan Dowland <>
game-data-packager (37) unstable; urgency=low
* q2rogue, q2xatrix: Correctly remove source tarballs when
cleaning up.
* Remove some stray placeholder targets that got into the last
upload by accident.
* Upload to unstable.
2013-10-23 - Jonathan Dowland <>
game-data-packager (36) experimental; urgency=low
* Add support for Quake 2 Mission Pack: The Reckoning and
Quake 2 Mission Pack: Ground Zero.
* Tweak long description a bit.
2013-10-13 - Jonathan Dowland <>
game-data-packager (35) unstable; urgency=low
* Stop conflict/providing/replacing "doom-package": the old one
is pre-oldstable now.
* fix test_slipstream
* document why we suggest/recommend various packages (which targets
they are for)
* Mention quake mission pack support in the quake long-name
* mention the compress/nocompress options in --help
* start tracking our TODOs
* fix a bug with hexen2 and paths
2013-09-29 - Simon McVittie <>
game-data-packager (34) experimental; urgency=low
[ Fabian Greffrath ]
* Reset grep options that could affect output.
* Only parse dpkg-parsechangelog in g-d-p's own source directory.
* Make the generated package file name better double-click-selectable [tm].
* Force lower case for *.wad files in doom-common.
* In quake, link pak[01].pak to absolute paths.
[ Stephen Kitt ]
* quake: Fix ifind usage in guess_method in cases where the file is absent
[ Simon McVittie ]
* Canonicalize Vcs-Git, Vcs-Browser
* Add a check that we don't try to build a source package containing *.deb
* slipstream_dir: cope with files whose names contain spaces
* Add support for not compressing the .deb, and by default don't compress
it if we're just going to install and delete it (this is much faster)
* Add support for auto-downloading the Quake 1 1.06 shareware zip file,
either for quake-shareware or as a way to upgrade quake-registered
to version 1.06 (pak0.pak is identical in either case)
* Add support for packaging Quake 1 music from the CD audio tracks,
based on patches by Stephen Kitt
* Add support for Quake II (demo and full version) data
* Add support for packaging Quake II music from the CD audio tracks
* Add support for auto-downloading the Quake III Arena patch
* Ensure that LIBDIR, DATADIR are absolute
* Upload to experimental
2013-05-22 - Jonathan Dowland <>
game-data-packager (33) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jonathan Dowland ]
* Remove deprecated dm-upload-allowed field from control file.
* add doc/why.mdwn: why add your game/thing to game-data-packager?
* new support for lgeneral. Closes: #693930.
[ Fabian Greffrath ]
* Correctly substitute the LONG name in debian/control
for the Doom games family.
2012-09-26 - Jon Dowland <>
game-data-packager (32) experimental; urgency=low
* hexen2: don't install strings.txt, progs.dat or progs2.dat;
they're carried by the uhexen2 package. Thanks Gustavo Panizzo.
2012-09-11 - Jon Dowland <>
game-data-packager (31) experimental; urgency=low
* Initial Hexen 2 support.
* An initial regression test suite in the source.
* Fixup 'slipstream' and adjust callers in Doom, Quake and
Quake 3.
* Some Quake tweaks to make e.g. building a 1.01 package from
a directory or a 1.06 shareware package possible.
* Re-Add myself to uploaders.
* Bump standards version.
2012-06-19 - Jon Dowland <>
game-data-packager (30) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for ID Anthology's Final Doom (different
sums).  Thanks to Simon Howard.
* Remove myself from uploaders.
* Fixed 'clean' target in Makefile
* Thanks to Joey Schmit:
* Rewrote debian/rules to use new style debhelper
* Bump standards version.
* Update debhelper Build-Depends
* Changed GAME for Heretic to 'doom' (Closes: #640372)
* Add Hexen support
* Support using 'lhasa' as an lha implementation.

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