Re: packaging UCSC kent tools for debian-med
are there any news about versioned tarballs of your software at
On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:04:13AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi again,
> please see my additions inline!
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:52:35AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Hi Hiram,
> > I hope you don't mind if I'm putting Debian Med list in the discussion
> > which I would like you to do in pure technical discussion as well.
> > On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:00:59AM -0700, Hiram Clawson wrote:
> > > Good Evening Andreas:
> > >
> > > I'm curious if there would be a way to fit this building procedure
> > > into the Debian-Med project:
> > >
> > > http://genome-source.cse.ucsc.edu/gitweb/?p=kent.git;a=blob;f=src/userApps/README
> > >
> > > Note steps 1, 2, 3 near the top of the README after the 'System Requirements'
> > > discussion.
> > >
> > > I fully realize this isn't they way packages are supposed to work, but at
> > > this time, this is the best we have.
> > Simply from reading the README I can not see anything unusual. Step 1
> > (fetching the tarball) is totally normal workflow,
> Some correction to what I said here: Please provide a *versioned*
> tarball! Every tarball should have a version to be able to detect updates.
> Moreover once I have checked the tarball I realised that the problematic
> license which was discussed previously remains. So *if* this software
> should be distributed by Debian this needs to be fixed first.
> > step 2 is cd-ing to
> > the unpackaged dir and call make is also pretty normal except that this
> > make call is done by the debhelper tools. The only difference is step 3
> > where we do not move files to /usr/local but rather into /usr/bin inside
> > the Debian package.
> > > Perhaps there could be a way to
> > > encapsulate these first three steps into some kind of building/packaging
> > > business that would satisfy the standard build and packaging procedures ?
> > Yes, for sure. That's the day job of a Debian packager. Do you want to
> > learn how to do this? If yes we could offer mentoring in the so called
> > Mentoring of the Month effort. While there is right now the
> > September slot occupied I would try hard to help you as well since if we
> > want to get these tools included (and I would really love to see this)
> > we need to start right now.
> > So are you able to invest some time slots into the packaging and want to
> > work together with us please subscribe this mailing lists (links should be
> > given on the Wiki page) and ask for help here in case of trouble or
> > if you need some kickstart help.
> > Thanks for your interest in Debian Med
> > Andreas.
> >  https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMed/MoM
>  http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/debian-med-packaging/2014-March/025520.html
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