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Re: RFC: casacore-2.1.0-1 debian package

Hi Ole,

I have pushed 2 commits to


Ole Streicher <olebole@debian.org> writes:

> Benda Xu <heroxbd@gentoo.org> writes:
> So, here is my second part of the review:
> debian/copyright
> ================
> * cmake/* has many different licenses and copyright holders, not
>   mentioned in debian/copyright yet, f.e.
>    FindCFITSIO.cmake: GPL-3, (c) 2009 ASTRON
>    FindBISON.cmake: BSD, (c) 2006, 2009 Kitware Inc, Tristan Carel
>    FindNUMPY.cmake: MIT, (c) 2012 Continuum Analytics, Inc.
>   and others
> * "National Astronomical Observatory of Japan" is missing as copyright
>   holder for some files (first LGPL-2+ paragraph)
> * Some files are not LGPL-2+, but GPL-2+, f.e.
>   fits/apps/fits2table/fits2table.cc or fits/FITS/test/tfits2.cc
>   please check this carefully.
> * some files in d/copyright do not exist anymore (lintian -I)
>   images/Images/ImageReorderer.h, install/codedevl/glish-mode.el



> * mirlib/* is a bit unclear for me. Can you confirm that they are
>   GPL-2+?

They are LGPL-2+, as claimed in mirlib/README:


> debian/control
> ==============
> * replace VCS-Git: with (lintian -I)
>   https://anonscm.debian.org/git/debian-astro/packages/casacore.git
> * python --> Python in description (lintian -I)



> Longer-term wishes
> ==================
> These are not needed for the initial upload. It would be however good to
> keep them on the To-Do-List. Both also come from running `lintian -E -I`:
> * discuss with upstream that a shared lib should not call
>   exit(). Calling exit() in the library makes it impossible to handle
>   the error in the calling program.
> * Create symbols files for the shared libraries. This would allow for
>   dependent package to automatically determine the minimal required
>   version of the package.

Yes, the libraries are not optimal.  I will put those in my future plan.

> I think the only real issue now is to fix debian/copyright. Could you
> re-check it again carefully? The ftp-masters do this quite carefully
> (you know already :-) ) and we would have another delay if they reject
> the package. If you are ready, I will upload.

Thank you very much for your review.


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