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For version 4.0 and newer

TODO

For version 3.4 and before

Instructions on creating the Debian .deb package for Ubuntu:

  • Ensure you have a working build environment
  • For Ubuntu 7.04 or 7.10, install these tools:
sudo apt-get install devscripts dpkg-dev fakeroot debhelper libgconf2-dev
  • For Ubuntu 8.04, install these tools:
sudo apt-get install devscripts dpkg-dev fakeroot debhelper libgconf2-dev python-xml
  • For Ubuntu 12.04 install these tools:
sudo apt-get install devscripts dpkg-dev fakeroot debhelper libgconf2-dev
  • Check out the necessary version; for example, to build the .deb file for GRAMPS version 3.4.3, you'll want to run:
mkdir ~/gramps
cd ~/gramps
svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/gramps/code/tags/gramps-3.4.3/
  • Confirm that sudo apt-get install devscripts dpkg-dev fakeroot debhelper libgconf2-dev, everything builds:
./autogen.sh
make
  • Create the Changelog files:
svn2cl --reparagraph --include-rev --authors=src/data/authors.xml
cd po
svn2cl --reparagraph --include-rev --authors=../src/data/authors.xml
cd ..
  • Create the .deb package:
cd debian
export DEBEMAIL='[email protected]'
export DEBFULLNAME='Stephane Charette'
cd ..
dch -v 3.4.3-3 "New upstream release, include two patches"
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
Remember to modify DEBEMAIL and DEBFULLNAME to reflect your e-mail and name.
  • Release the .deb files:
cd ..
ls *.deb
Note the gramps_3.4.3-3_all.deb file, which needs to be uploaded to ftp://upload.sourceforge.net/incoming/.
  • The details on how things are going to be packaged into deb files, what are the dependencies, the pre- and post- install and removal scripts etc are under debian/ directory. Please refer to the Debian New Maintainers' Guide for further details.