But while dorking around with this came across something called dpkg-repack. It lets you create debs from the software installed on a running system, puts them in your users /home. These can be installed to other compatible gnu/nix os's.
I used it to install ceni and its depends from my main OS, Debian 8.7 to Lmde. Note it doesn't automatically make debs for the depends of a package you're using it on. A person can use it to make debs of them too and install it all with "dpkg -i". Terminal will tell you if you're missing depends and which.
Someone may need to run "sudo dpkg --configure -a" if run into issues. Usage example where Im making debs of thunar and ceni with it
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sudo dpkg-repack --arch=amd64 ceni thunar
and wham two shiny debs in /home.
You can use other architectures with it, used amd64 in the example cause that's what my system is.