I've made a simple Java application which I'd like to package into a deb file for ease of installation on other machines. The installation is basically copying a few (<10) .class files (and perhaps a shell script for starting the program) and adding to CLASSPATH.

I've had some looks at various deb file packaging guides, including https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Complete, but it all seems quite confusing and overwhelming, as I'm new to Makefiles and pretty much everything else mentioned in these guides. Also, it seems like it is necessary to do a lot of work in order to package a simple program.

Therefore, I'm looking for an easy-to-go-to (GUI?) tool that can do this for me without too much hazzle. If possible, it would be nice with something that works directly from within Eclipse, which is my preferred environment, but a stand-alone tool is also fine.

Thanks in advance for any advise.