[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Packaging Sword modules
Peter von Kaehne
refdoc at gmx.net
Thu Jan 29 00:37:47 UTC 2009
Norbert Bollow wrote:
> In summary (and yes, this is also repetitive, but some degree of
> repetitiveness is unavoidable before any kind of consensus can
> be reached) I think we should take the following steps:
No. This is actually not repetitive. The subsequent suggestions show
that you listened and take serious what we are concerned about. My
exasperation was with the apparent _lack_ of real listening.
> a) Package current software versions without referring in any way to
> module packages (not even with "Suggests:") and get these updated
> software pachages into Debian and Ubuntu, including backports.
> b) Make sure that going forward, new releases of Debian and Ubuntu
> will not contain module packages. (But don't take any action
> regarding module packages which are already out there, as part
> of already-released distro versions, since for users who have them
> installed already, forcing installed modules to be uninstalled
> automatically would probably be unjustifiably disruptive.)
Yes (on both counts)
> c) After the more urgent tasks of points 'a' and 'b' are complete,
> work with the upstream developers towards resolution of the
> incompatibility of sword's module package management system with
> the idea of module packages which are installed by a distro's
> package management system.
If this is possible without upsetting the current level of function and
without diminishing the experience for our non Debian/Ubuntu users, yes,
I think you will be able to convince the others at CrossWire.
> d) When point 'c' is complete, start providing a module packaging
> script, so that it can be used by anyone who wants to distribute
> modules in package form either locally, or in "nasty or remote
> areas of the world", or otherwise as part of some kind of custom
> distro for a particular purpose.
Yes - see c)
> Blessings and greetings,
And to you
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