[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G rpm packaging

Ralph Apel r.apel at r-apel.de
Mon Nov 8 11:18:38 PST 2010

Hi Mathieu,

sure - just subscribed to the EL list.

Although in my experience it turns out to __be__ generally possible to
develop distribution neutral java packages, in the FOSS4G area we have
additional issues with e.g. Java Advanced Imaging (jai) and its license,
or with the Eclipse world..

I would very gladly help with FOSS4G on EL (my Desktop is CentOS-5.5 in
fact and I have been doing some work for the Red Hat Java people in

I will begin studying the "EL GIS" wiki asap.


On Mon, 2010-11-08 at 12:09 +0100, Mathieu Baudier wrote:
> Hi Ralph,
> > Are you aware of Mathieu's work to also package GeoSpatial Open Source into
> > RPM repositories?
> this is indeed very interesting!
> Just to clarify: we are working on RPM packaging specifically for
> Enterprise Linux (RHEL and derivatives such as CentOS), not on generic
> RPM packaging.
> Here is the main entry point describing this effort:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Enterprise_Linux_GIS
> I am actually primarily a Java developer/architect and I am working
> with GeoTools and GeoServer.
> I (and others, as I was told) would be very interested to have them
> properly packaged as RPMs.
> However, I have very little experience with Java RPM packaging
> (although I follow the JPP project for years: thanks for that to you
> all!), because in my organization the target runtime is OSGi and we
> use approaches which leverage OSGi versioning in order to integrate it
> with RPM deployment.
> Anyhow, I would be very interested to integrate your effort in the EL
> GIS repository, but we need to see how it can build upon base
> RHEL/CentOS and EPEL java packages (which are themselves mostly based
> on JPP if I'm not mistaken).
> Feel free to join the el at lists.osgeo.org list or to contact me directly.
> Cheers,
> Mathieu

More information about the Discuss mailing list