contrib/debian/ directory contains basic rules to build a
Debian package. It has been tested on Debian Jessie and Wheezy,
but should work, possibly with minor changes, if you have other
dpkg-based systems such as Ubuntu or Mint.
To build Netdata for a Debian Jessie system, the debian directory has to be available in the root of the Netdata source. The easiest way to do this is with a symlink:
debian/changelog file to reflect the package version and
the build time:
Then build the debian package:
This should give a package that can be installed in the parent directory, which you can install manually with dpkg.
The recommended way to upgrade Netdata packages built from this source is to remove the current package from your system, then install the new package. Upgrading on wheezy is known to not work cleanly; Jessie may behave as expected.