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Re: [MoM] Packaging fis-get

Comments below.  Look for [KSB].

-- Bhaskar

On 01/22/2012 03:21 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:
Hi Luis,

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 04:45:48PM -0500, Luis Ibanez wrote:
[KSB] <...snip...>

The policy document says that if I intent to
work in a package I should report that to


"If you intent to work on a Debian package
you should follow the normal Debian rules<http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/#l1>
and file a WNPP bug report."
In our case this was just done by "K.S. Bhaskar"<ks.bhaskar@fnis.com>
2.5 years ago and is recoreded in the Debian bug tracking system.


(and as you can see on this page even twice in bug #541207)

The rules inside Debian say that if you are intending to work on such an
ITPed packages you should at least contact the issuer of the bug report.
I followed this rule by CCing Bhaskar explicitely in my first mails we
exchanged about fis-gtm.  He is known to read the list so I expect him
to respond in case he sees a need to take influence.  (A google search
on site:bugs.debian.org also reveals #541242 for vista - in this flavour
as RFP = Request For Packaging.  I learned about RFPs in the past that
these in most cases are useless: Either you do something for the
packaging yourself or nothing will happen.)
[KSB] I am very happy to have Luis pick up the packaging of fis-gtm.  :-)
It has been on my list of new year resolutions for at least two years now! :-(

So I would like you to
talk to those poeple who are responsible to release the distribution
tarball and ask them to unpack the tarball to some directory, say


and not straigt into the current working directory.
Got it.
I just contacted the upstream team at fisglobal.
We should be able to work with them to make this change.
This would be helpful.  The good thing in our actual cooperation is that
the contact to upstream seems to be well established.  I had cases where
it took me hours just to research upstream e-mail address and in some
cases I never got any response.
[KSB] We will work with Luis to make changes in the upstream packaging. I try to be responsive to e-mail except when I am traveling.

If I was not in the MoM program,
I would have not dared to come thus far.     :-)
But without MoM fis-gtm would probably remain stalled and so we all
profit from it.

and will do a second try,
this time focusing on "fis-gtm-initial".
Good luck and keep on the fine work
[KSB] I too am grateful to Luis, and I think GT.M was stalled because of its complexity. MoM certainly would have helped me and I'm glad it's helping Luis. Thanks, Andreas.

GT.M - Rock solid. Lightning fast. Secure. No compromises.

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