[Debian-med-packaging] would like some help getting started

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 15 10:59:02 UTC 2012

I have already given a patch to luis, and have been able to compile his

a little background, I am working on fosm.org which is using gt.m for the
geo data server.
https://github.com/fosm/FOSM-Gt.m-extractor I have built a simple json api
server using perl and a command line gtm c program.

I am really interested in learning more about this gtm and will be reading
the mails as you have given me, thanks

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM, Andreas Tille <andreas at an3as.eu> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> it's really great to realise that there are more people interested in
> fis-gtm packaging and I really would like to support this attempt as
> far as it concerns the Debian packaging of it.  Currently Luis Ibanez
> is working on it.  If you want to read the full story of our work you
> will find (very longish - so you are warned) mails here:
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-med/2012/02/threads.html
> Short summary:  Luis who has good contacts to upstream tried to follow
> the strategy to build the upstream source which was enriched by some
> auto-generated files which are needed to avoid a depencency from a
> running fis-gtm system (which is not yet packaged and thus we can not
> yet Build-Depend from it).  For some reasons this turned out to be
> quite complex because of the build system used.  So Luis decided to
> rewrite the Build-System (as you obviosely noticed).
> The last mail about this issue is
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-med/2012/03/msg00079.html
> So far for the summary.  It was a very good idea to ask here on this
> list which is also read by Luis and please keep on discussing here (or
> at debian-med at lists.debian.org at your preference but in any case) in
> public to make sure others will stay informed about current development.
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 08:49:41AM +0100, Mike Dupont wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > I pulled the packaging from svn,
> >
> > svn  co   svn://svn.debian.org/svn/debian-med/trunk/packages/fis-gtm
> >
> > dpkg-buildpackage is failing for the packages, and also the
> > ./debian/get-orig-source is not really working,
> I'm a bit busy to try.  Could you please be more verbose what
> exactly did not worked (error messages??).
> > can someone please provide me with a quick howto get started?
> > In particular I am interested in how to build this thing from scratch,
> not
> > as root and without using binaries, but pristine.
> This is prefectly in line whith what Luis is currently trying.  Perhaps
> you could fix the build system together?
> > PS :
> > I have started to patch the cmakified sources :
> >
> https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/fis-gtm/commit/6edabcda9c391b5eb9e76d7702c58211c1fc1cbb
> >
> > I started a while back to compile gtm using strict and c++, there is alot
> > of work there still to do.
> > https://github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/FIS-GT.M/tree/cxxcompile
> Many thanks for your interest and cooperation.  We in the Debian Med
> team would be very happy to welcome you in the team because it sounds
> very reasonable to have two people who know FIS GTM build system.  You
> will get all my support if it comes to Debian packaging issues to get
> the thing finally out as a package.
> Kind regards
>      Andreas.
> --
> http://fam-tille.de

James Michael DuPont
Member of Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova http://flossk.org
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