When packaging software for a distribution, follow their guidelines on how and where to place the license file. You will probably have to place the original license text somewhere, or link to some central copy. You should be able to rip off the way other packages do it.
This is covered in detail in the guidelines to create packages for e.g. Fedora, I'd be surprised if it wasn't also included in Debian. It is an one-time cost, better pay it upfront, your home knit package might go official, and fixing that later on is a hassle if it got released into the wild (and even inadvertently go against the license, getting you in legal trouble).