Re: Looking for ideas for merging a micro package...
Le 03/09/2013 11:52, Paul Wise a écrit :
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Vincent Danjean wrote:
>> Never mind. My current problem is that I have no idea which current
>> package to contact to ask for a inclusion. It is not important enough
>> to be included in packages such as util-linux and few (no?) system/devel
>> packages already have a dependency on ruby (ie adding the pagemap script
>> would add a dependency on ruby).
> I would suggest inclusion in util-linux is the way forward, possibly
> with a rewrite in C or whatever languages are accepted in util-linux.
The rewrite in C will wait for a volunteer (it is not easy/convenient
to handle strings and it becomes a lot more difficult to improve/
For a rewrite in another script language (perl ? python ?), as the
primary author (Brice Videau) likes ruby a lot, I think it will also
have to wait for a volunteer. Note that it is not really difficult.
But it takes time, the current program "works" and it is not "fun"
for upstream author.
So, I'm looking for a package that would accept this ruby script
(I will probably ask linux-util anyway if nobody has other suggestions)
and I will keep it in my perso repository until then.
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