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Re: Debian GIS Policy

On 01/04/2014 12:45 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 06:06:09PM +0100, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>> My intent for the "PPA for Ubuntu" paragraph in the proposed Debian GIS
>> team policy is to document the best practices for including packaging
>> for the UbuntuGIS PPAs in the Debian GIS git repositories.
>> How the Debian GIS git repository is structured for the distribution
>> specific branches is documented in the "Common Git repository
>> structures" paragraph.
>> The Debian and Ubuntu branches can also be complemented by OSGeo-Live
>> specific branches named "osgeo/8.0" for instance.
>> I've asked for feedback on the UbuntuGIS specifics in the proposed
>> Debian GIS team policy in the "Collaboration between UbuntuGIS & Debian
>> GIS and its proposed team policy" thread starting at:
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/ubuntu/2013-December/000968.html
>> The only feedback so far is a suggestion to split the general packaging
>> information into a separate page.
> I agree (and think I just responded in this sense) that creating all
> Blends policies from one common source by injecting the specifics and
> keeping the common things in one file.  However, sorting this out seems
> to be a lot of thinking and discussing which I was afraid about.
>> Splitting the packaging best practices from the policy document is not
>> an option, since documenting how to package for Debian GIS is it primary
>> purpose.
> +1
>> Not having the entire policy document as a single HTML page is probably
>> a good idea.
> May be but I see no real problem in having a single file.
>> I'll look at the Debian Med Policy change in more detail to help improve
>> the UbuntuGIS and OSGeo specifics in the proposed Debian GIS team policy.
> branches
> The main point is to make it pretty clear that Debian GIS is inviting and
> supporting everybody.

Hi Andreas,

Thanks again for the pointer to the derivatives change in the Debian Med
Policy. I've incorporated it for Debian GIS by referencing UbuntuGIS and
OSGeo-Live explicitly.

Changes to the Debian GIS policy source can be found in the pkg-grass
website repository:


And I've updated the HTML version, for which the relevant sections are:

- Common Git repository structures

-- Other branches

- PPA for Ubuntu by UbuntuGIS
- Derivatives working together with Debian GIS

I still want to restructure the Packaging section to contain a packaging
walkthrough for a package lifecycle similiar to the Debian Perl Group
Git Guide:


Kind Regards,


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