Re: PSIGNIFIT package for fitting psychometric functions
* Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005-08-30 07:58]:
> 1. I have noticed that you cleaned up the upstream source from all Matlab
> stuff, which is fine because we can not handle these scripts in Debian
> because Matlab is commercial. [...]
My understanding is that Michael used the standalone tarball
(psignifit-2-5-6-bin.tar.gz) available at bootstrap-software.org, which
contains no Matlab related files.
> [...] If you are just repackaging you might fix the permissions of
> the files as well (every file is executable) and perhaps teach the
> author how to build tarballs ...
In the above tarball, there is a bin/ directory containing executables
for different systems. This issue reminds me a recent post by Joerg
Jaspert in debian-devel-announce
* Joerg Jaspert <email@example.com> [2005-08-25 01:32]:
> * Do not repackage your orig.tar.gz unless you have to. If you need to
> remove files due to license issues - OK. But for example to have the
> directory in the tarball named pkgname-ver you DO NOT
> repackage. dpkg-source completly doesn't care for that.
I think that there is no licensing problem about including the executables
files (psignifit is GPL'ed). It is a waste of disk space, though.
Furthermore, Michael could consider keeping the original directory layout
of the upstream tarball and doing "cd psig-src" before calling make in