[clug] Updated version of VICI

Bob Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri May 4 02:39:36 UTC 2018

On 04/05/18 12:32, Scott Ferguson via linux wrote:
> On 03/05/18 15:28, Steve Walsh via linux wrote:
>> On 03/05/18 15:19, Bryan Kilgallin via linux wrote:
>>>> Sadly I have to recommend that unless you are using Scientific Linux or
>>>> CentOS or RHEL there is not much point in proceeding.
>>> Learn the new version, and translate your code.
>> Doing this would then close the project off to the various Enterprise
>> Linux releases, which are often used by researchers, students, etc.
>> These releases have their versions pinned to maintain the ABI across
>> releases, so just blanket upgrading libraries and packages will not end
>> well.
>> Brenton:
>> I applaud your tenacity with this. It's often not easy to try to tick
>> all the boxes for everyone with a solo effort, so congratulations for
>> getting out there and actually giving it a go.
> Ditto - concentrate on the source, and packaging for *what you use* and
> can support.
> Perhaps those that demand FOSS work their way, fail to appreciate the
> work involved or the concept of "voluntary". The beauty of Open Source
> is that those that want a particular piece of software added to a distro
> repository (as opposed to packaged in a distro format) can do so
> themselves...
> e.g. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SponsorshipProcess
> Alternatively (with Debian) it can be nominated as a bugreport on WNPP
> as a wishlist RFP (Request For Packaging). I suspect Ubuntu has a
> similar process.

A great many of the Ubuntu packages come from the Debian repos,
so getting it into Debian is almost a pre-requisite to getting it into

I am building it on both Centos and Debian at the moment, to see where
the Debian build is failing but the Centos build is succeeding.


Bob Edwards.

> If I get some time this weekend I'll see if I can package it for Debian
> Stable, but proper packaging for any distribution requires adoption by a
> distro developer - unless you have nothing by time (and no life).
> Which reminds me to resume reading up on FlatPak
> Kind regards

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