[dsc] dsc wishlist for building a Debian package

Ondřej Surý ondrej.sury at nic.cz
Tue Oct 19 07:39:26 UTC 2010


I will add that we have discussed this FHS unfriendliness on DSC 
workshop last week.  And after we make the changes I guess we will 
prepare the Debian packages as part of the upstream process, when we 
retouch the bits needed to fit DSC nicely into a "generic" linux/bsd system.


On 19.10.2010 01:05, Duane Wessels wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2010, Marc Haber wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am currently trying to package up dsc for Debian as package
>> dsc-statistics (see also http://bugs.debian.org/505405). In the course
>> of preparing the package, I have discovered several issues, which may
>> be worth fixing in dsc itself.
> Hi Marc,
> thanks for the report on DSC's un-debianness.
> I'm happy to take a look at your patches and suggestions. However,
> I think it is unlikely much of it would be committed to the main
> repository at this time. For two reasons: (1) DSC is currently
> in a bugfix-only mode by TMF, and (2) The Measurement Factory is
> in the process of transferring ownership of the code to DNS-OARC.
> We expect DNS-OARC to begin making some significant improvements
> after it takes ownership. Better packaging will be a part of that.
> (A number of us met last week to discuss DSC's future
> and the need for Debian-blessed packaging came up as a topic)
> On the plus side, you can expect very few changes to DSC
> in the short term. So I think your hard work of packaging
> for DSC will be good for a while -- you won't have to
> do it all over again.
> DW
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