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Re: PSIGNIFIT package for fitting psychometric functions

* Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> [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 <joerg@debian.org> [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


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