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Re: ROOT 5.32/00 for Debian Squeeze



> Hi Antonio,
>
> I think you are right. It is fairly effortless to keep the packages in
> the CERN
> repository, and I would argue it is fairly easy for interested users to
> add
> that repository. I do not believe it is a major issue for the
> maintainers to
> get an account on the server. It is also quick and easy for us to revoke
> packages that are broken.
>
> Perhaps using something like alioth to keep the build scripts stored
> somewhere
> might be a good idea though. Unsure if you already did that.

No, but the scripts are accessible through the source and diff.

Ricardo

>
>>From Roucaries:
>> The problem is that root is pretty hard to correctly package. it is
>> geant package, that need a lot of patch in order to be build properly
>> on debian. And upstream is does not help. When you submit patch they
>> said we do not support debian, use your own repo..
>
> I agree, it will not be possible without a significant effort, and I'm
> not gonna
> argue that it would be worth it. Luckily during the time I maintained it
> I
> didn't have to change the patches a lot, they were very well done by
> Kevin
> McCarty.
>
> Cheers,
> Yngve
>
>
> Onsdag 11. januar 2012 15.56.37 skrev Antonio Salvucci:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> 	my opinion is not to submit root packages in debian. The reason? It's
>> a
>> lot of work and none of us have so much time to do this. I think it's
>> better
>> to leave root debian packages in the CERN repository. Actually
>> packages are
>> only for unstable release, but probably we can add also Ricardo's
>> ones,
>> since they are for the stable release.
>>
>> Just a question Ricardo: i see compiling root 5.32 I have problem
>> related to
>> xrootd, that's not anymore included in root. Did you disable this
>> option
>> during configuration procedure?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> 	Antonio
>>
>> On Wednesday 11 January 2012 15:39:22 Ricardo Yanez wrote:
>> > > On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Ricardo Yanez
>> > > <ricardo.yanez@calel.org>> >
>> > > wrote:
>> > >>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 09:02:31AM -0800, Ricardo Yanez wrote:
>> > >>>> >> No, I cannot commit the time to be an active maintainer.
>> > >>>> >> At most
>> > >>>>
>> > >>>> I
>> > >>>>
>> > >>>> >> could
>> > >>>> >> commit to maintain a version for Debian stable.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> I wonder from where you obtained the experience that unstable is
>> > >>> to
>> > >>> dynamic and the maintenance effort would be to large for your
>> > >>> time
>> > >>> limit. Â Every package in Debian goes to unstable first (or
>> > >>> experimental)
>> > >>> as an exception. Â That's the usual way any package comes to
>> > >>> Debian.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> Whether a package needs maintenance effort or not depends more
>> > >>> from
>> > >>> the
>> > >>> package itself rather than a frequently changing unstable. Â
>> > >>> What
>> > >>> exact
>> > >>> changes do you expect which would influence your packages.
>> > >>
>> > >> I do maintain packages on the side. It does depend to a large
>> > >> extend
>> > >> on
>> > >> the software itself. So, fair enough, I could give it a try,
>> > >> unstable,
>> > >> and work from there. How should I proceed?
>> > >>
>> > >> Ricardo
>> > >
>> > > Do you have a git repro or something like this ?
>> > >
>> > > I could help if you want, first step I think will be to get clhep2
>> > > compile and working on all arch
>> >
>> > Sorry folks. It's piling up pretty quickly as I suspected. I pass.
>> >
>> > Ricardo
>> >
>> > > Bastien
>> > >
>> > >>>> In that case the packages are fine where they are (in my
>> > >>>> repository)
>> > >>>> and
>> > >>>> anybody is welcome to use them.
>> > >>>>
>> > >>>> I could accept uploads of other architectures if someone has
>> > >>>> the
>> > >>>> machine
>> > >>>> and is willing to compile.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> If you ask me this plan is more time consuming than doing a
>> > >>> proper
>> > >>> upload and enable the Debian Science team to provide help if
>> > >>> needed.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> Kind regards
>> > >>>
>> > >>> Â  Â  Â  Â Andreas.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> --
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>> > >>>
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