Re: Removing OSRM from Debian
On 20/10/15 21:48, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> We have the osrm package in Debian (and Ubuntu wily) for about two
> months now, after about two years since the ITP bug was filed.
> And now the upstream developers have basically asked us to remove the
> package from the archive again because they cannot support it in stable
> I talked to @TheMarex and @danpat and came to the conclusion that we
> don't think it would make much sense to have OSRM packaged and
> eventually shipped in a stable Debian release.
> This is sad news, but not entirely unexpected. The upstream developers
> of mapnik-vector-tile also didn't see the need for Debian packages:
> It may or may not be a coincidence that these developers are employed by
> The question before us is if we want to keep osrm in Debian and
> derivatives despite the reservations of the upstream developers?
> Christopher, do you want to keep maintaining osrm for the duration of
> stable releases without upstream support? And what are your thoughts
> about osrm packaging in Debian in general?
I am not currently using OSRM, and have not done so for some time now.
Unfortunately, I think that this means that it does not make sense for
me to attempt to contribute to the maintenance of the package.
Personally I would like to see it available through Debian, but I
realise that it is probably sensible to check that someone can provide
some minimum level of support, especially as OSRM is used with the ever
changing OSM dataset.