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October 11th, 2005, 11:08 AM

I have requests from Ubuntu users who want to use jPodder on this OS.
We have a generic linux distribution, but I am looking at creating a package.
I have never made a linux (or ubuntu) package before and therfor would appreciate some pointers to instructions etc.. on how to do this. I also need to set file extensions/ protocol and MIME type association for my application somewhere in the OS so Firefox or other browser can act accordingly.

The application (GPL) is a podcasting client named jPodder. it's written in java/Swing. If you want to know more about jPodder, you can download it from http://www.jpodder.com

Thanks for the help.
Christophe Bouhier

October 11th, 2005, 12:45 PM
For the basics on how to make a .deb package, see the Debian New Maintainer's Guide (http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/index.en.html).

When it comes to changing mimetypes, etc, your best bet is to see how a similar package already does it, or ask on the ubuntu developer's mailing list.