[Debichem-devel] molden and tinker debian packaging

LI Daobing lidaobing at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 12:39:37 CET 2007

On 2/27/07, Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert.spam at gmx.net> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 27.02.2007, 14:39 +0800 schrieb LI Daobing:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have upload the molden and tinker debian packaging (the copy I
> > maintained) to launchpad(a site for ubuntu)[1][2]. you need bzr to
> > access them.
> >
> > I have known that these two is non-free and maybe some other have ever
> > packaged yet.
> I packaged molden some time ago. Maybe you want to compare? It is some
> time ago and issues I mention here, might (and are) still be present in
> my packaging files too:
> http://debian.wgdd.de/debian/dists/unstable/non-free/source/science/molden_4.3-2.diff.gz
> I can only speak about the issues in molden (tinker seemed too
> problematical to be included in Debian the last time I checked):
> - because of the license you (IMO) MUST ask, if the user accepts the
> license - a sample could be the flashplugin-nonfree package for how to
> realize this (I also have something in my package - don't remember, if
> this is already perfect)
> - the whole license must be put into debian/copyright (especially
> because you don't know, if the users installing his package belongs to a
> non-profit organisation)
> - then there was a typo in the past (not sure if in the license) that
> stated, that it is free for profit-organisations, but not for non-free
> organisations - this must be clear before you ever even can dream about
> including molden officially to any distribution
> - debian/rules again overwrites targets already defined by dpatch.make -
> please stop this; it further contains a lof of unused stuff
> - the install stuff should be moved into a dh_install file, so dirs can
> be removed
> - all the unused dehelper script should be removed (ditto for the
> configure stuff, that is not used - or the CFLAGS if you don't overhand
> them to the Makefile in debian/rules)
> - manpage(s) (nned an format update to fir the latest docbook-xsl) and
> examples can be found in my package
> - the documentation should be registered via doc-base
> - there is also a TODO and a README.Debian, that contan some important
> information
> If you put your work in our SVN, I can help to solve the outstanding
> issues.
you mean add it to debichem's svn or a separated one?

LI Daobing

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