On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 2:48 PM, wde <wde@free.fr> wrote:
I don't know how deb packages are built for Yaws.

Me neither. Clearly the package doesn't create the normal yaws.conf file in the normal place. It looks like it instead creates a localhost.conf file. You might be able to make it work by doing this:

yaws -i --conf /etc/yaws/conf.d/localhost.conf

Did you try to install the lastest stable version from the Git repository ?
Build and installation process :

Yes, building from source is quite easy and from the looks of things, it doesn't involve much more than it takes to install that package.