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Re: pandoc depwaits


Am Donnerstag, den 23.07.2009, 08:53 -0700 schrieb John MacFarlane:
> > 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.

Sure, we can do that.

> > 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.

I don’t see an O or ITA for it. Where is his plan to orphan these
packages documented?


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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