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Re: Upload of hdf4 to unstable?


On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 04:14:33PM +0200, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> Aurelien,
> I actually wanted to put a version on debian mentors for experimental
> this week, but my SSD broke so I had other priorities.

Oh bad luck :-(

> I prefer to upload to experimental first because I'm not sure that
> IA-64 is still working. The upstream changelog says this architecture
> is no longer supported. If I put a version in unstable now and it does
> not build on IA-64 it would block a lot of packages.

IA-64 has also been removed from Debian testing/unstable, so it won't be
a problem for sure. If you want me to sponsor the upload, just send me
an email.

> If all architectures build fine I'm ok with bringing it to unstable asap.

Ok, great.

> [ On the longer term I would like to do some packaging changes: build
> only one library package with netcdf disabled (like fedora does it).
> Packages needing netcdf can still link that library seperately. But I
> think we are too far in the release cycle to do that for jessie]

Indeed, it's too late for Jessie, but that it can be done in
experimental while Jessie is getting released, so that it is ready once
Jessie is released.


> Johan
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have seen in the hdf4 git that you recently committed a lot of changes
> > and fixes. That's very nice, it would have been a pitty to have the same
> > version in wheezy and jessie.
> >
> > I am particularly interested in the support for ppc64el, so I have
> > tested building the git on this architecture and it worked fine, thanks.
> > When do you plan to upload it to unstable? It currently prevents hundred
> > of packages to be built.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Aurelien
> >
> > --
> > Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
> > aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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