[zeromq-dev] Debian package for 2.0.6 uploaded

Adrian von Bidder avbidder at fortytwo.ch
Mon Mar 22 07:09:54 CET 2010


On Thursday 18 March 2010 21.09:44 Martin Lucina wrote:

> I'm not sure I understand what you mean here? That the "autogen.sh" step
> would be required before doing dpkg-buildpackage when one wants to
> package a git snapshot?


There have been some discussions a few years ago whether calling autogen.sh 
should be part of building a package (especially such as 0mq where a vcs 
repository is available and doesn't contain the configure script.)  The 
conclusion was that autconf/automake are too fragile, so it was decided that 
it's good practice that the package ships with a "tarball" type of base 
source (with configure script etc.) instead of depending on exact 
autoconf/automake versions.

> A couple of comments on the current packaging:
> 1) You might want to replace the package descriptions with something like
> this (from the 1st paragraph of doc/zmq.txt):
> 2) In a similar vein, the zeromq-utils description could say
> something like:

> The idea here is that people searching for e.g. zmq_streamer can
> find it.

Done.  Thanks a lot, I found the old text a bit too much like advertising 
but haven't found the time to come up with a better text so far.

> 3) I'd prefer that the zeromq-utils package be called zeromq-bin. This is
> because we will emphasise the role of the shipped devices much more in
> the future -- you really want them when building complex messaging
> topologies -- and calling it "utils" makes it seem less important. What
> are your thoughts on this?

Somebody (probably Peter, not sure) already proposed this.  At first, I 
thought I'd not rename the package because it was already done.  OTOH 
thinking about now I see that renaming it now (while it is not shipped yet 
as part of a "stable" Debian version) is probably better than living with 

I'll trry to do an upload soon-ish with these changes.

-- vbi

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