[UbuntuWomen] php web app packaging help needed

charliej cjsmo at cableone.net
Sat Feb 3 20:35:53 UTC 2007

Hello Ubuntu-women

My name is Charlie and I am trying to package a really cool php web app
called ampache (www.ampache.org).  

I took on this little packaging project as a learning experience in an
attempt to learn more my two favorite OS's Ubuntu and Debian.

I am a self taught Ubuntu and Debian user so I do not have any formal
computer training.

I have read the Debian New Maintainers Guide along with Ubuntu's
packaging guide numerous times but yet I am still having some problems
getting ampache to package up.

I have all the packaging tools suggested in the guides installed and I
have run dh_make with no errors noted.  Ampache/debian was created and
the control, changelog, rules etc files were created.

I edited the changelog file to reflect the ITP bug# for ampache.

Then I edited the control file to reflect the dependencies needed by
ampache along with a short description of what ampache is.

The rules file is where the problem comes in since I am not a programmer
I am really not sure what is going on in the rules file or what is
needed in the rules file to successfully install ampache.

So if someone out there would please walk me through the rules file (and
possible other stuff) to get ampache to package up would greatly be

Thank you very much for your time and assistance


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