[dsc] dsc wishlist for building a Debian package

Marc Haber mh+dsc at zugschlus.de
Tue Oct 19 11:46:53 UTC 2010

Hi Duane,

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 05:05:22PM -0600, Duane Wessels wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2010, Marc Haber wrote:
>> 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.

I will publish them in git in a few days of time and give you a heads-up.

>   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.

I see. Let's see whether we can contribute to that.

> 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.

Sounds good ;)


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