[Live-demo] Let's bring the OSGeo live packages to debian!

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 01:14:02 PDT 2014

Hi Johan,

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:48 PM, Johan Van de Wauw <
johan.vandewauw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> One of the goals for OSGeo live 8 was having more programs packaged as
> deb files. Although we are still far from installing everything from
> deb at least some programs were packaged, and this actually helped the
> build process a lot.
> With OSGeo live version 8 released, perhaps now is a good time to make
> sure those packages get into debian as well.

+1. I already plan to upload all the packages I did initially to UbuntuGIS.

> The steps that you need to do are well documented in the packaging
> pages of the debian GIS policy [1]. I'd suggest that everyone who
> currently has a package or wants to build a package at least does the
> first step: filing an ITP bug. This is just a way to make sure that
> nobody else starts doing the same thing without contacting you.
> Debian freeze is approaching (5th of november), so better no
> procrastination, or your package will not be in the next release :-)

Thanks for the heads up.

> So for those of you sitting at a boring talk at foss4g or cannot sleep
> after having had many great talks: start bringing packages to debian
> :-)


> Johan
> [1] http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/policy/packaging.html
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens
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