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GT.M for Debian (Was: [gnumed-devel] Debian Packaging Drive)

From: Andreas Tille
Subject: GT.M for Debian (Was: [gnumed-devel] Debian Packaging Drive)
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 08:38:17 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Sun, 3 May 2009, Allan MacKinnon wrote:

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From: K.S. Bhaskar <address@hidden>
Date: Sun, May 3, 2009 at 8:43 PM
Subject: Re: Debian Packaging Drive
To: Allan MacKinnon <address@hidden>

Thanks for writing, Allan and thanks for your interest.

I did have a discussion with some Debian folks a couple of years ago.

This was probably me. ;-)

 It takes an existing GT.M
binary to build GT.M - i.e., it is bootstrapped (not unlike gcc- you have to 
have a gcc in order to
compile a gcc).  They understood the issue technically, but didn't seem 
comfortable with the idea.

I would like to clarify this: It is not that I'm not comfortable with this idea 
- it
is just the only chance to do so and it just needs some energy (=time) to push 
trough.  So *I* feel not comfortable to grab another time consuming tasks on my 
shoulders when not having dealt with a few others finally and it makes no sense 
me to let rott several tasks in an undefined state.  As you can see at

GT.M is on our todo list and I also have given a link to the debian-devel 
mailing list
where people discussing similarities to gcc and mono.  So the issue can be 
solved under two circumstances:

  1. There is somebody doing the work (as always).
  2. There is enough support of users to convince ftpmaster to accept a
     first binary upload because it is important for our users

 So, GT.M probably can't be pushed up to the Debian repositories.

If 1. and 2. are solved chances are not as bad.

In any case, I do plan to package GT.M as a .deb file myself, but I'm probably 
about a month away from
having the bandwidth to do so.

I'd consider it a very good idea if you would coordinate on the Debian Med 
list and perhaps even push your work to the Debian Med SVN repository.  This 
gain some more interest and despite the small user base of people in health care
(compared to the large amount of "general" users) Debian Med has gained the 
of an "interesting" project - so we could push item 2. of above if we can argue
like this: GT.M was developed and tested as an inofficial package in the Debian 
scope and has x active users.  We would like to start a migration path via 
experimental - or something like this.

I would really like to support GT.M in Debian but we are just lacking manpower
(and knowledge!) to do so.  If we would join forces GT.M knowledge + Debian
packaging experience we might deal with the issue.  Just keep me informed if you
are doing anything Debian related - just let us (address@hidden - you
might like to subscribe at know.  We are
really interested.

Kind regards



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