RFC: First attempt to package BaseX XML Database
i tried to package 'BaseX - An XML Database' , for Debian and produced a first set of package files that can be found on
The maven-*-helper tools from Ludovic Claude were of great help. Thanks for those!
Since this is my first packaging experience, I would like to ask for some comments if I could improve something before I try to find a sponsor.
The package provides:
$ apt-cache show basex
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Alexander Holupirek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: java-wrappers, default-jre | java6-runtime
Description: XML database and XPath/XQuery processor
BaseX is a very fast and light-weight, yet powerful XML database and
XPath/XQuery processor, including support for the latest W3C Full Text and
Update Recommendations. It supports large XML instances and offers a highly
interactive front-end (basexgui). Apart from two local standalone modes, BaseX
offers a client/server architecture.
The package provides following commands:
* basexgui ....... Standalone local XML database.
Graphical User Interface (GUI) mode.
Includes data visualizations and XQuery editor.
* basex .......... Standalone local XML database. Command line mode.
* basexserver .... XML database server
* basexclient .... XML database client
 ITP 588216 http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=588216