[zeromq-dev] Debian packaging: current status & where to go from there

Peter Busser busserpeter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 20:39:16 CET 2010


2010/1/27 Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com>:
> Hi Adrian,
> Being in your place I would rather go on with C/C++ package. Language
> bindings are tricky and we should rather depend on people who are
> actually using the language to create packages for binding.

The Common Lisp bindings are easy to manage, since only the files have
to be copied to the right place. No compilation is needed.

> Peter, would it make sense to try to create a CL package dependent on
> the C/C++ package? I won't be of much help here, but if you two are able
> to arrange that, it would be great.

Well, making the Common Lisp package is easy. But IMHO the CL stuff
should be separated from the core first.

>>  * As discussed it makes sense to integrate the debian/ directory into the
>> upstream sources (I can still ship a modified package after all.)  As long
>> as I don't have any language bindings enabled (Peter's work had working
>> packages at least for CL), I guess we should postpone that (but this is
>> ultimately not my decision; for me, it's ok for you to grab "my" debian/
>> directory as soon as you want.)
> Please, Adrian, Peter, Mato, can you make a decision on how to manage
> this properly?

Like I have said before, I suggest to do the following in the ZMQ repository:

mv packages/debian .
rmdir packages

Then commit the changes. This means that when you unpack the ZMQ tar
ball you'll see a debian directory.


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