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Re: [Ubuntu] Packaging Orfeo Toolbox for Debian

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:

I'm currently doing a workshop about packaging GIS applications at Libre
Software Meeting[1] and a participant came up with the idea to talk over
Orfeo Toolbox into main Debian.  I think this is a good idea and
perfectly in line with the attempt to support UbuntuGIS packages.  I
have simply fetched the latest (hopefully?) *.dsc targeting at

   dget https://launchpad.net/~otb/+archive/ubuntu/orfeotoolbox-staging-stable-ubuntugis/+files/otb_4.0.0-1otb1%7Etrusty2.dsc

and injected the packaging to

   Vcs-Git: git://anonscm.debian.org/pkg-grass/otb.git

Some work was done in the direction of a Debian GIS compliant package to
demonstrate the packaging in the Debian GIS team.  However, the
packaging remains with several lintian issues and I personally do not
feel competent to solve them all since I do not have any idea about OTB.
For instance it remains an open question whether we should move the set of


files rather to


and leave only the main executable (otbgui and otbcli) in /usr/bin and
setting the PATH accordingly.  At least from an uninformed point where I
am this somehow sensible.

I dont understand this. otbcli_* and otbgui_* are scripts and loads the application. So moving it to /usr/lib may not be good enough.

BTW. what you mean leaving only main executable?. 

I also do not feel really capable to finish and upload this package to
Debian but if there is some volunteer with more insight into the package
I would be happy to guide the furtherly needed work.

Kind regards and thanks to the OTB team to provide OTB as free software


[1] http://people.debian.org/~tille/talks/20140710_lsm_debian-gis_workshop/index_en.html

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