[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Draft Rust packaging policy for review

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Sat Dec 24 07:15:06 UTC 2016

On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 10:53:00PM +0000, Ximin Luo wrote:
> Josh Triplett:
> > I posted a preliminary draft for the Rust packaging policy at
> > https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/RustPackaging/Policy for review.
> > 
> Shall we now formally bless this with "non-draft" status?

Sounds good to me, if nobody else has any objections.

> I can see a few loose ends from the rest of the thread, that would
> need more information and/or experience to tie up - so perhaps let's
> add these to a "Future concerns" section.

I have some initial steps towards dealing with non-Cargo dependencies.

I created a new upstream "metadeps" crate that allows specifying
pkg-config dependencies in Cargo.toml metadata, and the upstream
pkg-config crate now recommends metadeps in its README.  We can start
submitting patches to other crates to switch from programmatic
pkg-config invocations to metadeps, and teach debcargo to parse the same
manifest metadata.  (We can also add a hack in debcargo to add a
pkg-config dependency to the pkg-config crate.)

> Apart from that, I think
> this document is good to go. Thanks everyone!

Thank you as well!

- Josh Triplett

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