[OSGeo-Discuss] packaging mailing list

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Oct 29 11:36:55 PDT 2013

"Are we sure...?"

The only things certain in life are death and taxes.  ;-)

More seriously, there is probably enough *nix specific stuff to be 
discussed to make it worthwhile, but it could as well be simply called 
"packaging" and open to all platform packagers, however we may find that 
*nix packagers will get bored of windows issues and vice-versa. All this 
to say that either name works for me.


On 13-10-28 12:49 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> 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,
> etc...)?
> Ubuntu and Debian already have lists specific to them. Or is this the
> RPM world trying to collaborate?
> Thanks,
> Alex
> 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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