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Re: RFS: iulib (5th attempt)

Le Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 09:57:49PM +0200, Jeffrey Ratcliffe a écrit :
> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "iulib".
> The upload would fix these bugs: 508143

Dear Jeffrey,

I had a look at your package and wonder if the .la file should not be in
libiulib-dev instead of libiulib0. Can you comment on this?

You patched the iulib to ‘libtoolize’ it in order to enable dynamic linking to
it. Have you discussed this with the upstream authors? Have you also discussed
or forwarded the two other patches that you wrote? Once it is done, you can
document this in a machine-readable way as a patch header following the draft
DEP-3 format.  http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep3

Upstream sees to have switched the extension name of their tar archives from
.tar.gz to .tgz, breaking your watch file. The current version seems to be 0.4.
Maybe you can check if your patches are still necessary with this version before
contacting Upstream.

Lastly, I usually do not sponsor packages that are unrelated to my skills (I am
not a C programmers) and interests (Debian Med), but I felt sorry to read that
it is your fifth attempt to get iulib sponsored, so if nobody steps up, I will.
This said, you would probably have increased your chances by giving more
context, in particular by explaining that you would like to package this
library because it is needed to update ocropus, a package for optical character
recognition that you maintain since since March, and that started to use this
library. This is much more motivating than ‘The upload would fix these bugs:

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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