[needs-packaging] OpenMRS - medical record system for developing countries

Bug #271235 reported by Tree MendUs on 2008-09-17
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Feisty Backports
Jaunty Jackalope Backports
Nominated for Jaunty by catullus
Nominated for Karmic by catullus

Bug Description


OpenMRS is an open source medical record system which is focused on developing countries. It is web based, written in Java, and is under active development. Most of the core developers are from the Regenstrief Institute and Partners in Health.

OpenMRS® is a community-developed, open-source, enterprise electronic medical record system framework. We've come together to specifically respond to those actively building and managing health systems in the developing world,

View online demo at http://demo.openmrs.org

License: http://license.openmrs.org/ (A modified Mozilla Public License)
OpenMRS is a free, open-source program.
We currently have a commonly used plugin, which utilizes Microsoft's InfoPath program for data entry (and needless to say requires a license); otherwise, all of the resources needed are open source and freely available.

Changed in gutsy-backports:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in feisty-backports:
status: New → Incomplete
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

*** This is an automated message ***

This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Ben (bawolfe) wrote :

There is an openmrs deb file available here: http://openmrs.org/wiki/Prereleases#OpenMRS_1.5.0_RC2

The source for the deb is here: http://dev.openmrs.org/browser/openmrs-contrib/install/packagemanagers/deb

Can we get that included in an ubuntu repository somewhere? Or should we wait until the final release of openmrs? It would be neet to have it in before Karmic, but OpenMRS 1.5 GA probably won't be out by then. Is it easier/quicker to update the repo to the GA if the RC is in there already?

description: updated
Changed in feisty-backports:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Ben (bawolfe) on 2009-08-20
Changed in gutsy-backports:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Ilya Barygin (randomaction) wrote :

Invalidating jaunty-backports task because the package in not in Ubuntu yet.

Ben: see instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages

Changed in jaunty-backports:
status: New → Invalid
Misha Koshelev (misha680) wrote :

Dear All:

Fyi we are currently submitting a Debian source package:
svn+ssh://<email address hidden>/svn/debian-med/trunk/packages/openmrs/trunk
through debian-med

The package, as is, already builds and installs cleanly, in my brief testing, on Ubuntu.

I have found this guide:
about converting from Ubuntu -> Debian.

Any hints on going vice versa much appreciated, especially as to the technical details of getting the package into Ubuntu.

Thank you

Misha Koshelev (misha680) wrote :

Dear All:

I have created a PPA for the OpenMRS development team here:

I am currently trying to upload the proposed Debian package modified to replace the target from unstable to maverick in the debian/changelog file and built using pbuilder on an Ubuntu 10.10 i386 RC VMware image.

I urge other OpenMRS developers to join this development team:


Misha Koshelev (misha680) wrote :

Uploaded here:

Please test

Thank you

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