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Re: Taking over the packaging

Hey Gijs,

Gijs Molenaar <gijs@pythonic.nl> writes:

>>> you can give me access to your maintenance tree, but I don't know if
>>> I'll do much - since we already have our solution for the short term.
>> Alright, so I won't give you the access this time. Ole and I was
>> discussing about moving the packaging repo back to alioth. You are
>> welcomed to join at that time. It'll happen within a month.

I have moved to casacore pkg repo under the umbrella of debian-astro


I see you are already in the member list, so access granted.

Would you like to merge the repos into it also?

https://github.com/ska-sa/casacore-debian could mostly be
superseded by Ole's finer partition of sub-packages, IMHO.

For https://github.com/ska-sa/casacore-data-debian,

>>> One of the problems is the measures data package, which I name
>>> casacore-data. There doesn't seem to be a central place where this data
>>> is available in a consistent and versioned way. What we do now is just
>>> update the package manually from time to time. I'm curious what your
>>> approach is for tacking this problem.
>> I am also worried about this piece of data. And what license is it?
>> (hey, is it really LGPL?[2])I couldn't find any statements in the
>> tarball. For packaging we may provide a script for the users to download
>> by themselves, like how we dealt with the proprietary drivers in Debian.
> I’m not sure, but I believe I asked it and they said that. But I can’t
> find the email.

So let's pack it LGPL and put it into debian-astro, too?

>> Another problem is that casacore needs to use this piece of data for its
>> unittests, which is suspected to fail from the updates of measures
>> data[1]. I have no idea right now.
> I prefer the packaged solution, I don’t trust the astron FTP
> server. I’ve been in contact with the maintainers of the tarball, but
> that discussion got sort of stuck also. They can’t really promis much.
> I think it is important that there is a good and trusted measures_data
> archive somewhere, always, but that seems to be quite difficult.

No problem. Once we get it packaged, the world will mirror it for us :)

PS, casacore-1.7 gets release, and 2.0 soon



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