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Re: RFS: eprints

On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 18:27:09 +0100 (BST)
David C Tarrant <dct05r@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> The bug is #171968
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=171968
> * Package name    : eprints
>    Version         : 3.0.1-1
>    Upstream Author : Christopher Gutteridge
> * URL             : http://www.eprints.org
> * License         : GPL (v2 or later)
>    Section         : web

Missing information: What language does this package use?

I note that the ITP is very old (changed owner a few times) but it does
specify "it's a set of Perl scripts designed to run with Apache and
mod_perl using a MySQL database."

So I hope this isn't an old upstream depending on apache and not apache2.

If it is a set of perl scripts, are there any modules that may deserve
being split into other packages?

All RFS emails should specify the language of the package because there
are several teams in Debian dedicated to supporting maintainers of
packages using that particular language - the Debian Perl group would
be your first source of help with this package.

Again, judging by the (old) ITP, you will *need* significant, maybe
considerable, assistance to package this correctly : "The installation
is however quite complicated."

Unless upstream have smoothed the process, that sounds like eprints
should definitely request an overview from members of Debian Perl.

(Not retitling the thread, I have no time to take on a complex Perl
package right now - I have enough work rewriting the Perl
cross-building support in Debian.)


Neil Williams

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