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Re: References to BioConda as Registry in d/u/metadata?

On 5/8/18 7:15 PM, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi Steffen,
> On Tue, May 08, 2018 at 07:02:34PM +0200, Steffen Möller wrote:
>> The registry of Bioconda packages (https://bioconda.github.io/recipes)
>> is not really a registry in the sense that the description of the
>> package would dominate. As such we would be misusing that field in
>> debian/upstream/metadata a bit. But then again, Bioconda seems like it
>> is gonna stay and and I am using it myself on our University cluster. I
>> tend to think that knowing about a package to also exist in Bioconda is
>> of interest for our users.
>> What are your feelings about something like
>> Registry:
>>  - Name: Bioconda
>>    Entry: barrnap
> I'd consider this kind of link a "wider sense of registry" - so no
> real problem with this.
>> which would then show to
>> https://bioconda.github.io/recipes/barrnap/README.html in our task
>> pages. Helpful? Distracting? Disturbing?
> I'm not fully sure.  Its helpful to have some matching between Debian
> and bioconda packages.  However, propagating a link to some kind of
> competing method to install the software might be distracting.  I'm
> undecided how to consume this kind of registry data.
I then propose not do address any such mapping by ourselves. Instead,

we shall support the registries and avoid any such redundancies.



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