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Re: pandoc depwaits

+++ Joachim Breitner [Jul 23 09 17:38 ]:
> [taking d-release out of the loop]
> [correct debian-haskell list now]
> Hi John,
> Am Donnerstag, den 23.07.2009, 08:24 -0700 schrieb John MacFarlane:
> > I'm the main pandoc developer.  I assume you're talking about the pandoc
> > package currently in debian (0.46+2).  A bit of background:  the package
> > has been orphaned by its former debian maintainer, Recai Oktas.  I'd
> > love to get the current version (1.2.1) into debian, and I'm happy to
> > make whatever modifications are needed for this.  While 0.46 used a
> > custom Makefile (and was in fact a native debian package), 1.2.1 uses
> > a standard Cabal build (though it may need a few tweaks for wrapper
> > scripts and man pages). I exchanged a few emails with Trent Buck about
> > this in March, so he may be working on it, but I'm guessing he's waiting
> > until more prerequisites are packaged.
> > 
> > Anyway, I'm not a debian maintainer, but I am a debian user, and I'm
> > happy to help in any way I can as upstream package manager to get the
> > current version into unstable.  (I think that it should be built with
> > the '-fhighlighting' flag, which introduces a dependency on
> > highlighting-kate, which would also need to be packaged.)
> even when you are not a DD, you maintain package, you’ll just need
> someone to sponsor your uploads. Even better, if you want, you can get
> an account on alioth.debian.org and join the pkg-haskell team. We are
> trying to get a consistent grip on haskell packages, and additional
> manpower is always welcome. Just join debian-haskell@lists.debian.org to
> stay up-to-date what’s happening.

I'm following the list already. Anyway, I'm willing to maintain the
package once it's established (and highlighting-kate as well), but I'll
need someone with debian Haskell experience to help put together a solid
first version.

> Trent, I see that you are not yet in the pkg-haskell team. Do you want
> to join? It would make it easier for you to work on darcs’ dependencies
> when needed.
> highlighting-kate is already packaged, but is in a similar bad condition
> than pandoc.

Yes, Recai Oktas packaged highlighting-kate and pcre-light too, and
both have been orphaned and need repackaging.


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