[Pkg-javascript-devel] Packaging libeio (used by nodejs and libio-aio-perl) separately

Alessandro Ghedini al3xbio at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 09:28:30 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 07:34:31PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On 11-06-05 at 06:34pm, Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
> > While updating libio-aio-perl I've noticed that both the nodejs and 
> > libio-aio-perl packages bundle the libeio library [0], and I was 
> > wondering if it makes sense to package it as a stand-alone package (as 
> > per Debian Policy §4.13) instead, like many other distributions do 
> > (Fedora, RHEL, OpenSUSE, ...).
> > 
> > I haven't tried to build libio-aio-perl (it will need some patches, 
> > coordinating with upstream will be sensible) or nodejs (this seems 
> > easier) with the stand-alone library yet, but I think it may be worth 
> > a try.
> > 
> > I've set-up an initial version of the libeio package on git.d.o at 
> > [1], (note that I've not filed an ITP for it yet, and I won't if we 
> > decide that the package is not needed), and I could also take care of 
> > it in the future if I find a sponsor, or a DD co-maintainer.
> Makes good sense to mantain that library separately.  Great that you've 
> already done the initial preparations - please do go ahead with filing 
> an ITP for it!
> If you don't mind swithing the packaging style from the current 
> short-form dh to CDBS, then I would be happy to help maintain it.  I can 
> do the transition, or I can guide you - both is fine with me.
> Also fine with you keeping current packaging style and finding someone 
> else to sponsor/co-maintain.

I've done the switch to cdbs (it's in the 'cdbs' branch of the git repo), 
feel free to do any modifications you find appropriate (you know cdbs better
then me). I'll merge into master when it's ready.


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