How to Build an Ubuntu Package
Building a distro package is preferred over running a standard compile and install for most application because you want the resulting application of library to be properly referenced and manged through your package manager.
So, I figured it is time to start a thread so we can share instructions and some good links and give the information necessary for new and experienced users to make their own packages of the various applications and libraries that they wish to use on their Ubuntu systems.
For information about making an Ubuntu package refer to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=51003
If you know were to submit packages for including the the repositories or have additional information to share please post here.