My previous post (Nyancat and The Matrix on your terminal) talks about how you can install Nyancat. Let’s use that as an example to package a .dsc file.
BTW, if you just want nyancat on Ubuntu without packaging anything, you can install it via this command: sudo apt-get install nyancat
Back at the Launchpad page for Nyancat, I went to the latest upload (1.2.2-1) and downloaded all three files into one directory. The tar.gz files are required to package the .dsc file.
Then I followed the steps on this linuxquestions.org thread about packaging and installing .dsc files on Linux. Read more
I came across some command line tricks on Twitter (https://twitter.com/climagic) one slow day. Here are two of the cool things I found (and got to try on my Ubuntu terminal). Read more