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Arc unpack as a debian package

First, we need to define a few properties in the pom file
{code:language=xml|title=Pom file properties}<properties>
Basically, these just allows us to use consistent names in the plugin configs that follow.

Then we come to the <build> section. The first thing to do, is to enable filtering on the resources. This is done such
The effect of this is that you can use $\{\}

and the like in the config files, and have this replaced during the build.&nbsp;

Firstly, we want to ensure that the jar file is as executable as we can easily make it. To do this, we must make a manifest. This is done with the jar-plugin
In the manifest, I declare the main class, and the classpath. Notice that I declare the classpathPrefix to be the maven.deb.libfolder, in order for the system to be able to resolve the dependencies when installed as a debian package.

Okay, the jar file is now generated correctly. Lets start on generating the package. First, we need to use maven to get all the dependencies. This is done with the assembly plugin
This plugin uses the deb assembly. So, what will the deb.assembly do? Lets look at it.&nbsp;





Basically, it puts all the jar dependencies of the project in one dir, ready for inclusion in the debian package.&nbsp;

Time to make the first version of the deb. We need another plugin in the pom file to do that.
                            <dataSet> <dataSet>

Note that it is important that this plugin is placed below the assembly plugin, as they both execute in the package phase, and jdeb depends on the debian assembly having been run.

So, what will this plugin do?

Well, it will make a debian package, with the filename $\{\}/$\{artifactId\}$\{version\}-java.deb.

The ever-important control file should be found in&nbsp;$\{\}/classes/debian/control/ More about that file later.

The lib folder&nbsp;$\{maven.deb.libfolder\} should contain the jars, from the debian-prepare assembly detailed above. Oh, and the project jar should also go there, as it was not included in the assembly.

So, now we just need to detail the control file, and we have the first barebone deb file.&nbsp;

Make a file "control" in resources/debian/control, with this content
{code:language=none}Package: [[groupId]].[[artifactId]]
Version: [[version]]
Section: java
Priority: optional
Architecture: all
Depends: default-jre (>= 1.5)
Maintainer: Asger Askov Blekinge <[email protected]>
Description: unpacker app for arc and warc files, based on the heritrix crawler
This is the extended description

Now we should generate the deb, to check that what we have done so far works. Run mvn package.

Then we should check the deb. CD to the target directory, and use the lintian tool (lintian \*.deb). Install it if you do not have it (sudo apt-get install lintian)

The tool should produce this error&nbsp;
{code}E: dk.statsbiblioteket.scape.arc-unpacker: no-copyright-file{code}
So we should include a copyright file. Make a file "copyright" with the following content in "resources/debian/copyright"
Files: *
Copyright (C) 2012 by State and University Library, Denmark
License: Apache-2.0
{code}Now jdeb needs to be told to include this file. Add the following section to the plugin's list of datasets
{code}mvn clean package to generate the package once more, and lintian it again. The error should now be
{code}E: dk.statsbiblioteket.scape.arc-unpacker: changelog-file-missing-in-native-package{code}
Okay, so we need to make a changelog file for debian.&nbsp;

Here is some sample content for at changelog file, that we can use&nbsp;
{code}${} (0.8.10) unstable; urgency=low

* Minor bugfix releases:

o manual page confused --dbname and --dbsystem (Closes: #573235)

o applied patch by Warren Thompson to use the registered default
currency rather than a hard-code 'USD'

* debian/control: Standards-Version: increased to 3.8.4
* debian/source/format: Added with "3.0 (native)"
* debian/rules: Updated Perl invocation

-- Dirk Eddelbuettel <[email protected]> Sun, 13 Jun 2010 17:24:30 -0500

${} (0.8.9) unstable; urgency=low

* Minor bugfix releases:

o DateCalc() now requires an error code variable, so supply one

o finally release the OandA fx code (Closes: #532743)

* debian/control: Standards-Version: increased to 3.8.3

* debian/copyright: Updated to newer format

-- Dirk Eddelbuettel <[email protected]> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:13:59 -0600
{code}Put this content in "resources/debian/changelog/changelog

Regenerate the package and validate it once more. The error should now be
{code}E: dk.statsbiblioteket.scape.arc-unpacker: changelog-file-not-compressed changelog
<exec executable="gzip">
<arg value="-9"/>
<arg value="-r"/>
<arg value="${}/classes/debian/changelog/"/>