Packaging for Debian
The latest information about the Debian package is available at http://packages.debian.org/sid/main/padre
The package maintainers are Damyan Ivanov and Ryan Niebur.
Padre in the Debian QA package tracking system: http://packages.qa.debian.org/p/padre.html
Some usage statistics collected by Debian's popularity-contest program can be found on this page: http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=padre As of September 2010, Padre is installed on at least 121 computers running Debian, and is in regular use on at least 21 of them.
See also the Debian installation instructions.
List of Padre related packages in Debian: http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=padre&searchon=names&suite=testing§ion=all
Plugins packaging needs some help. See http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/prospective and search for "libpadre-" for a list of packages that have been started but aren't yet done. If you want to help, please contact email@example.com or come to the #debian-perl IRC channel on irc.debian.org (OFTC network).
See info Packaging other distributions.