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Re: CS packaging on Debian/Ubuntu

On Wed, 2009-08-12 at 19:40 +0200, Christian Bayle wrote:
> Hi,
> A long time ago I submitted some code in CS svn repository to package 
> deb for CS.
> I was not very active on this task, and I'm happy to announce that the 
> packaging will
> be handled by the Debian Games Team (http://wiki.debian.org/Games) in 
> coordination
> with Ubuntu on Alioth pkg-games project 
> (https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-games/ )
> thanks to Goneri Le Bouder that made alioth setup and Devid Antonio 
> Filony that
> reworked the package for Ubuntu.
> Devid packages are available for Ubuntu Karmic on his PPA at 
> https://edge.launchpad.net/~d.filoni/+archive/ppa
> The packaging code will be committed soon in his last improvement in the 
> debian git repository:
> http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-games/crystalspace.git;a=summary
> This page explain how packaging with git works: 
> http://wiki.debian.org/Games/VCS
> As far as it's done I plan to remove the code from CS svn tree and put a 
> with proper references.
> I've just two remarks about the current  CS code,  that would ease the 
> packaging.
> 1-CS make use of nvidia CG library that is not Debian/Ubuntu compliant 
> to be included in main
> Debian or Ubuntu, this make that this part is not included in the packaging.
> It should be packaged in a separate package for contrib in Debian, 
> multiverse in Ubuntu.
> It would be of great help to separate this code from the rest, I mean in 
> a different directory,
> with a separate build that make use of installed CS library like CEL 
> does I assume.
> This remark is also available for any other piece of code that depends 
> on non-free/multiverse code,
> usually because there are license restrictions on the redistribution of 
> the code.
> 2-Debian/Ubuntu Packaging requires to make man pages for  each  binary 
> installed in /usr/bin
> It is convenient to build these man pages with help2man, it would be 
> convenient that CS output
> works well with help2man.
> If you have got a Game depending on CS you would like to see packaged,
> or you would like to help for packaging, I assume the Games Team will be 
> happy
> to collaborate with you. Devid told me he plans to work on CEL package.
> Cheers
> Christian

Hi all,

Christian - Long time mate. ;-)

This movement to the games team is good and if the current packagers
want help from me as a Ubuntu user and long standing CS dev I will only
be too happy to.

If the packagers wish assistance or discussion they can freely contact
the CS developers on crystal-develop@lists.sourceforge.net



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