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Re: [DebianGIS] osgearth and tinyows

On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 00:52, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini@faunalia.it> wrote:
> Il 07/07/2011 18:48, Aron Xu ha scritto:
>> If you are just asking for a sponsor, please make the package first
>> and we'll try to help you on getting it into Debian. If not, please
>> give us more information (especially some essential links) so that
>> interested party can jump into this thing.
> The packege should be ready, e.g.
> http://web.archiveorange.com/archive/v/X3yUUpFGJ9fQJ0PTI9eV

Thanks. Yes, there is:

CC'ing Pirmin to follow this thread.

I have done a quick check of this package, just go through some files
in debian/ but not deeply dig into it:

1. This package needs an ITP.

2. In debian/control:
a) Do you mind set "Debian GIS Project
<pkg-grass-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>" to Maintainer or Uploaders?
It will help the team to monitor the package, and of course, the
package is already hosted in pkg-grass's git repository.

b) There is a binary package named "libosgearth1", so why there isn't
a "libosgearth-dev" or "libosgearth1-dev'? I have seen there is a
"osgearth-dev', why do you name it like this / can you mind to change
the name per debian-policy?

c) The source package's section is "science", but we'd better to
explicitly state that libraries are in section "libs", and -dev
packages are in section "libdevel", as per policy.

d) Do you mind to improve your long descriptions, to tell users a bit
more about the packages? It's too short now.

c) Latest standard-version is 3.9.2 now.

3. Please specify your source package format. I recommend to use "3.0
(quilt)". Then you should remove your README.source.

4.While looking at debian/libosgearth1.install, it shows this package
has some plugins to be installed. Why not split those plugins into
another package? Generally I don't think put them into library is a
good idea, but if you think it's required to be there, I'll be willing
to hear your explanation.

5. Looking at debian/osgearth-dev.install, the package installs some
binaries into /usr/bin, so I guess this is your excuse about why the
-dev package is not named libosgearth-dev. But please provide the
lib*-dev package, and split these binaries into another package, and
declare correct dependencies in all binary packages that need them.

Aron Xu

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