Re: Imagmagick license & various problems
> I've debianized ImageMagick and uploaded it to master, in section
> non-free for now. However I think I could move it to the 'graphics'
> section as:
> 1) The license states it's free (included as attachment)
> 2) It doesn't include the GIF compression code
> What do you think about this ?
Looks ok to me.
> A Debian user would like to change the default cache size (16MB) for
> the display program to something more suitable for small systems.
> I don't want to modify the source unnecessarily. This cache size can
> be controlled through a X resource. I'm considering the following
> 1) Change this to something smaller (making the manpage wrong) in
No, you should be installing the resource in
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults. Change it there and in the manpage if
you wish. The user can make changes to /etc/X11/Xresources.
> 2) Make a postinst script to ask the user about it. (I don't like
> this solution, if every package asked small details like this, it
> would be a nightmare).
I agree that this option is undesirable.
> 3) Document the problem in the doc file.
That's a more reasonable option. Either way you should install the
resource. Note that it should not be a conffile.
> BTW, I've sent a message to debian-changes to inform users about the upload of the package, but the message never came out. What's the procedure to send a message to debian-changes ?
I just saw the message.