Ok, I make a whole mess of Debian Packages for GNUstep. Some of them are based upon the actual Debian packages but I made most of them myself.
Unlike the Debian packages, these packages install in a more friendly manner.
Local is in /
System is in /System
and Networks is in, you guessed it, /Network
Most of the applications install into /Applications. Development stuff goes in /Applications/Developer. Games are in /Applications/Games
These packages are not based on Debian "woody", they where built on a "Sarge" system. You may get them to install on woody, I haven't bothered trying.
So, all you gotta do is install yourself a Debian "Sarge" system. Grab the cd-rom image here: http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/netinst/i386/sarge-i386-netinst.iso
After the install, install windowMaker (apt-get install wmaker)
Oh, and get X11 working.
Next, add the SimplyGNUstep repository by adding these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb http://simplygnustep.sourceforge.net/Packages/ binary-i386/
deb-src http://simplygnustep.sourceforge.net/Packages/ source/
Now pull in the repository with an "apt-get update"
To install, you have three meta-packages: sgstep-meta-user, sgstep-meta-developer, and sgstep-meta-games
So, for a basic install, just do a "apt-get install sgstep-meta-user"
If you want Gorm, ProjectCenter, all the debug libs, headers, docs etc, do a "apt-get install sgstep-meta-developer"
Now start X11 and enjoy!
BTW, GWorkspace is installed in /System/Applications, if your looking for it.
Of course, the repository will be maintained. So to update, just do a "apt-get update" and then a "apt-get upgrade" and you will always have the newest GNUstep software w/o any fuss at all!