[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#776131: gridengine: Should gridengine be removed from jessie?

Roland Fehrenbacher rf at q-leap.de
Thu Jan 29 18:49:56 UTC 2015

>>>>> "Dave" == Dave Love <d.love at liverpool.ac.uk> writes:

Hi Dave,

    Dave> Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org> writes:
    >> Hi Roland,
    >> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015, at 13:39, Roland Fehrenbacher wrote:
    >>> My offer to take over still stands. What needs to be done to
    >>> keep it in jessie? Can we package "Son of Grid Engine" and still
    >>> get it uploaded to jessie?

    Dave> A previous attempt was blocked because there was no complete
    Dave> list of copyright holders (just like for linux, on which I
    Dave> based the package wording if I recall correctly).  There is no
    Dave> such list, at least publicly available, like for many
    Dave> packages.  I'm happy to maintain packaging or appropriate
    Dave> changes if that doesn't block it in future.

we should be able to sort this out.

    >> So I guess it would be better to just remove it from jessie, do
    >> the work on 8.x in unstable and use jessie-backports to provide
    >> the usable current version to jessie users if there's a need for
    >> it.

    Dave> and the attempt at conformant packaging is under
    Dave> http://arc.liv.ac.uk/repos/darcs/gridengine.debian/ via darcs,
    Dave> hg, or git.

I think that would be the point to start. I'd be happy to make this a joint
effort with you. Will not find time for it before April though. But
since we're not going to get it into jessie, there's no rush ...



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