Ben Finney <> writes:

> I am interested in packaging for Debian some JavaScript code that is a
> self-contained program.
> Such programs are designed, by their authors, to be downloaded to a
> directory and loaded from there into the user's choice of browser.

An example of such a work is “MuscleBook”, which “has no server and
works completely offline” <URL:>.

> To package such a program for Debian – into a hypothetical Debian
> binary package ‘ipsum’ – I expect that installing that package will
> give a command-line executable program, which launches and runs.

So, I would expect after installing the hypothetical ‘musclebook’ Debian
package, that a command such as ‘/usr/bin/musclebook’ is installed.

Then, running ‘/usr/bin/musclebook’ at the command line invokes a new
browser tab (or a new browser window is started) visiting the MuscleBook

I understand how to install the files (to ‘/usr/share/musclebook/’, for
example). What comes next is to work correctly with the Debian web
browser convention, and have a command-line program load the file
‘/usr/share/musclebook/index.html’ in the currently-running browser.

How would a Debian package do that nicely with our conventions?

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