I am working on creating a Debian package (.deb file) for MediaWiki (MW)
1.25.1, for full details about my efforts to date see Ask Ubuntu
<http://askubuntu.com/q/629473/93125>. See the latest version of MW
that's available as a Debian package for Ubuntu at least is 1.19 which
is fairly out of date (so out of date it's no longer even supported), so
I felt I would update it. Keeping in mind, however, I am no expert
programmer or web developer, my understanding of programming and web
applications is that of a novice. I even had trouble getting MW to work
on Ubuntu without resorting to using the Bitnami stack. After I get MW
1.25.1 as a Debian package working I plan on developing MW 1.23 (as it's
the latest LTS release).
The biggest problem for me is that most guides (in fact all of them I've
come across, at least) for developing Debian packages are written for
packages that need to be built (usually using the `make` utility),
unlike MW which just needs to be set up and configured on an Apache server.
If it is relevant I am running on 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04, hence my package
needs to be built and able to work on this OS and platform.
Thanks for your time,