[OSGeo-Discuss] packaging mailing list

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Oct 28 09:49:05 PDT 2013

Are we sure there's enough "Linux" specific packaging dicsussions to not
make it a more generic list that covers issues that apply to osgeo4w,
*BSD, OS X, mobile platforms (not mention Cygwin, Macports, homebrew,

Ubuntu and Debian already have lists specific to them. Or is this the
RPM world trying to collaborate?


On 10/22/2013 06:02 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> +1 on the "linux-packaging" name.
> Best,
> Angelos
> On 10/21/2013 08:19 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
>> Hi Angelos,
>> I like the idea. If the goal is to focus on Linux packaging, then
>> perhaps the list should be named "linux-packaging", to leave room for
>> other lists for other platforms if/when needed (e.g. windows-packaging).
>> FYI, once you are ready you should create a SAC ticket to have the
>> list created, using the "System Admin" component at
>> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/
>> Daniel
>> On 13-10-18 11:40 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> There have been some IRC discussions between Fedora-GIS and openSUSE Geo
>>> maintainers to join forces (as possible) regarding the packaging of
>>> geospatial applications.
>>> We feel that such packaging projects (DebianGIS, UbuntuGIS, ELGIS,
>>> Fedora-GIS, App:Geo, Arch AUR etc)  could at least share patches,
>>> workarounds, ideas, maybe even some code (especially when being on a
>>> common RPM or DEB format).
>>> Then we thought: What if there was a common mailing list that all
>>> GNU/Linux packagers could join and discuss? And who would be better to
>>> host such a list than OSGeo?
>>> So this is the proposal: Lets create an OSGeo "packaging" mailing list
>>> and lets work together. At first we can announce new packages being
>>> created for every distro out there. Then perhaps we can share some
>>> tickets etc.
>>> We *know* that every distro has its own ways of doing things and we are
>>> not proposing merging, but collaborating as much as possible...
>>> Thoughts?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Angelos

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