There are currently two options for easily managing you deployed application. See them below.
I find your evaluation of Debian packages distorted.
Re "hard even for debian releases and derivatives", it is an unfair evaluation, because the package is designed for
a specific Debian release -- other releases and debian derivatives are not supported by definition
, unless someone
does the work of testing the package on these systems and adapt the necessary bits.
Re maintainability, just because you don't understand something, it does not mean it is "hard".
- 08 Mar 2012