[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] packaging of MW extensions

Gabriel Filion lelutin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 06:31:58 UTC 2010

On 2010-06-18 06:07, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> 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).

Oh, interesting. thanks I'll have a look at it and make sure to remove

>>> • 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
> /etc/mediawiki-extensions/extensions-available/Collection.php
> (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).

I'll have a look into that.

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

Hum.. probably not, the package was done during work hours so the faster
it was done the better... I guess I should take Romain's packages as a
skeleton for the next time I package something.

> On Fri, 18 Jun 2010, Romain Beauxis wrote:
>> I would be more than happy to accept contributions on the mediawiki
>> packages.

Like Thorsten said, I can't really engage myself in maintaining the
packages regularly, but I'd sure like to help (especially if you can
review my packages, that'd help a lot)

The packages for Ubuntu I publish (well, my colleague an I) are on the
launchpad page I mentioned earlier, as for Debian, I have an account on
Alioth but I've never used it yet.. I guess the same packages could be
used for Debian if they meet the distro's requirements. The source
packages can be downloaded directly from launchpad, if you'd like to
review them.

Gabriel Filion

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