Thu 18 Oct 2012 7:51AM

Debian Packaging

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 26

We'll update the progress of packaging diaspora for debian here from time to time.

The main tracking page is Diaspora ITP on debian bug tracker http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=597093

Current documentation: http://wiki.debian.org/Diaspora/Packaging

Progress Bar: http://vps.aneesh.nl/diaspora.html


Pirate Praveen Thu 18 Oct 2012 7:53AM

There is some interest from students of College of Engineering Pune, India


We'll be meeting this Friday to take it further.


Jason Robinson Thu 18 Oct 2012 8:07AM

Awesome! Keep us up to date or even better, once you get going invite the people here :)


Sean Tilley Thu 18 Oct 2012 9:00AM

Lucas Nussbaum from the Debian project has put a lot of work into improving the state of Ruby/Rails packages in Debian, perhaps we could ask him for some advice on common problems that he's had to deal with?


Pirate Praveen Thu 18 Oct 2012 9:04AM

Sean, I have worked with Lucas in debian ruby team. I have been discussion the issues in the ruby team and we will continue to work with them. Things are much better for ruby in debian thanks to work done by Lucas, Antonio etc.

I already co-maintain about 13 ruby gems/libraries in debian http://qa.debian.org/[email protected]


Jonne Haß Thu 18 Oct 2012 9:10AM

Sorry but I have to repeat myself: You'll never succeed for getting all dependencies in the right versions into Debian. Even if you do for one release you'll basically have to start over with the next one. Not to mention the conflict hell if you want to install another ruby project alongside. Really consider just building a bundler cache in vendor/ during package compilation.


Pirate Praveen Thu 18 Oct 2012 9:24AM

Jonne, I agree it is going to be very difficult (even impossible as you say) to get all dependencies to debian. But we will try all intermediate methods like custom repos (aka ppa) and even the bundler option you are suggesting. May be we will try this as the first option. Thanks.


Pirate Praveen Thu 18 Oct 2012 4:52PM

Resumed my gem packaging marathon with a new gem today https://joindiaspora.com/posts/2029984


Pirate Praveen Mon 22 Oct 2012 7:06AM

There will be live packaging sessions everyday at 10pm IST or 8.30am PST ot 4.30pm GMT at the irc channel mentioned below. Join in, learn packaging and contribute to diaspora packaging effort.

IRC Channel: #debian-diaspora on irc.oftc.net or via web at http://mibbit.com/?channel=%2523debian-diaspora&server=irc.oftc.net

See dashboard for current status http://piratepad.net/tu0H1eU2vH

We already covered two days with 5 people learning packaging. Two of them already completed one package.


Sean Tilley Mon 22 Oct 2012 7:21AM

Great to hear, Praveen. :)


Jason Robinson Mon 22 Oct 2012 7:37AM

Awesome Praveen! :)

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