pgAdmin3 packaging issue / Static link
Dear debian mentors,
pgAdmin3 (http://www.pgadmin.org) is a graphical administration
interface for PostgreSQL based on wxWindows (http://www.wxwindows.org).
The product is built against a wxWindows version 2.5.x with specific
patches from upstream pgAdmin3 developers applied.
As of the discussion with pgAdmin3 upstream developers and with Ron Lee
(wxWindows packager)[I contacted him last summer and last winter], it
seems that wxwindows 2.5.x won't enter debian until a moment and that
the pgAdmin development team will maintain its own version of wxWindows
for a while because the patches applied to the wxWin snapshots have not
all been approved until now by wxWin development team.
So, after a discussion with Vincent Renardias (my first pgAdmin3
sponsor) and Michael Meskes, it comes to me to integrate the build of
wxWin patched snapshot directly in the pgadmin3 package and to link
statically to the libs pgAdmin3 requires until an official package of
wxWin 2.5.x comes out. Andreas Tille which is interested in replacing
Vincent Renardias (too much busy at the moment) for the sponsoring of
pgAdmin3, asked me to post for help regarding this particular packaging
issue as he thought it was out of his personal skill.
So, I would be *really* interested to here your mind on how to do it the
The ITP bug report for pgadmin3 can be found here:
The package I'm working on can be found here:
Or with apt:
And for i386:
deb http://www.pgadmin.org/snapshots/linux/debian experimental/official
Any comments are welcome.