[OSGeo-Discuss] Packaging an Integrated Geospatial Stack

David William Bitner david.bitner at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 07:10:40 PDT 2006

Has anyone played with packaging things up for the VMWare Player?  Could be
an easy way (at least approach -- perhaps find OS equivalent to VM)  to have
things that would work multiple OS's.  The VMWare Player stuff that I've
played with has been pretty slick.

On 8/17/06, raghavan <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp> wrote:
> Hi Jody,
> Jody Garnett wrote:
> > Venkatesh Raghavan wrote:
> >> Amongst the OSGEO software projects, the CD contains all packages
> >> expect GeoTools and MapGuide OS. Maybe in future release we can
> >> include them too.
> > Cool, we have published a PostGIS, GeoServer, MapBuilder, uDig stack
> > on conference CDs before.  GeoTools is a bit hard to include in a stack
> > by itself as it is only a library.
> What distribution did you use to make
> the conference CD?
> Our idea of a stack is to have to binary
> packages (in our case RPM) but also necessary development
> libraries that enable users to recompile RPM packages
> if necessary. A little tweaking (version change etc.)
> of RPM spec files allows updated OSGeo software to be
> packaged on the users machine.
> This way, we think that our CD would useful to a user as
> well as developers (who use mandriva 2006).
> In developing the CD, we have recompiled SRPM packages derived
> from various sources on Mandriva Linux after making some changes
> in the RPM spec files.
> PostGIS rpm is included in the CD. Have been trying to find
> a Geoserver Source RPM. If you have already created the RPM
> pl. let us know. we can try if the package would work on
> Mandriva 2006.
> Regards
> Venka
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David William Bitner
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