[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] packaging of MW extensions

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Fri Jun 18 10:07:02 UTC 2010

On Thu, 17 Jun 2010, Gabriel Filion wrote:

> We've packaged some of those plugins at work (particularly collection
> and all its dependencies). Take a look at this PPA on Launchpad:
> https://launchpad.net/~mediawiki-extensions-dev/+archive/ppa

OK, I found those two:

> > • GraphViz
> >   http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:GraphViz

Looks good (but has .bzr directories in the tarball,
and is built as a native package).

> > • Collection (Wiki → PDF/ODT/…)
> >   http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Collection

This has a bug: it’s wgCollectionLicense{Name,URL} and
not wgLicense{Name,URL} like it says in
(but doesn’t matter to me, as they’re commented out anyway,
and we drive defaults from a system-wide LocalSettings.php
with customisation options from a per-wiki¹ one).

On the other hand: any specific reason you use CDBS?

On Fri, 18 Jun 2010, Romain Beauxis wrote:

> I would be more than happy to accept contributions on the mediawiki
> packages.

OK, I’ll try my luck at packaging the remaining few from my
list (although I use debhelper compat=5). How would you like
them? As DD I do have access to collab-maint. I can send you
tarballs or .dsc files, love CVS, can do SVN, and have expe-
rience with Bazaar a little due to my work on FusionForge.

I cannot really commit myself to these things, since I do
all that on company time, but I won’t just disappear either.


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