Intent to package seg3d-- need mentoring/advice?
To whom it may concern:
I would like to package seg3d
(http://www.sci.utah.edu/cibc-software/seg3d.html) for the debian-med
PPA and eventually debian unstable. I have a package called "seg3d" in
I'm running into some difficulties:
1.) Upstream has bundled 14 libraries into their tarball and is
resistant to change this. See
I have written a patch that allows a debian packager to ignore all these
libraries and substitute in debian package equivalents. I have tested
the patch extensively for the past 3+ months with no stability problems.
Given the extent of the software included (i.e. all of boost, python,
itk, etc) I have no idea how to write a proper debian/copyright file.
2.) After adding a seg3d.desktop to the build, I can't get the icon to
appear properly for Gnome or KDE.
3.) This is my first time packaging anything, so I am blind to many
debian best practices. I've never written a manpage, etc. I would love
an extra set of eyes on what I'm doing so that I can file an ITP with
I read the MoM guideline linked previously this month. Is there any way
I could sign up?