Re: Create package for XUL-based app
On Mon, 18 Oct 2010, David Rios wrote:
On Tue, 2010-10-19 at 00:31 +0200, Benjamin Drung wrote:
Am Montag, den 18.10.2010, 17:26 -0500 schrieb David Rios:
I want to package a XUL-based application which isn't in Debian
Repository yet. I've read many tutorials, including "Debian New
Maintainters' Guide" but I can't find how to package this kind of apps.
You don't have to compile it (it's an script-based app) so it doesn't
have a "Makefile" file. I use "dpkg-buildpackage" and it creates a .deb
file but it doesn't include my app. Can you help me? where can I find
You probably want to use mozilla-devscripts to package it. Look at the
wiki page  and look how other XUL extensions (e.g. adblock-plus) are
Thanks Benjamin, but this is a standalone app, not an XPI app, and it
runs using "xulrunner" so I think mozilla-devscripts aren't useful in
this case. Tell me if I'm wrong.
Take a look at other packages that depend on xulrunner:
$ apt-cache rdepends xulrunner-1.9.2
Seems like conkeror and zekr are good example packages, from a super quick
Good luck! Keep us posted.
You will live to see your grandchildren.