Hello all!

(with added Cc to the Debian Go Team as well as

On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:52:15 +0100 Jonathan Dowland <j...@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I think that an ITP that has been inactive this long could be taken over by
> another interested party without it being a hijack, all things considered.
> (I think some QA script might move it to RFP soon anyway).
> Adnan, how's it going?
> There's a pkg-lxc team already. Since this package is/will be very 
> inter-related to
> LXC, perhaps it should be developed in that team? Team CCed. Are they 
> interested?
> Are you in pkg-lxc already?
> What's the state of the Ubuntu package? Could that make a good starting 
> point? How
> much hacking before that would be suitable for an experimental upload at 
> least?

I took a quick look at the package source obtained via:

    dget -u 

This Ubuntu package is being maintained as an official Ubuntu package
by Canonical's St├ęphane Graber, *the* LXC and LXD project leader
As such, the package has received much love, very professionally
packaged and very mature.

    E: Unable to locate package golang-any-shared-dev
    E: Unable to locate package golang-gopkg-flosch-pongo2.v3-dev
    E: Unable to locate package golang-gopkg-inconshreveable-log15.v2-dev
    E: Unable to locate package golang-gopkg-lxc-go-lxc.v2-dev
    E: Unable to locate package golang-petname-dev

golang-any-shared-dev can be ignored for now: it can simply be
replaced by "golang-any" or similar in Debian.
But wait, Ubuntu's Go actually has shared library support!?  What!?
How?  Wow!  Amazing stuff!  Definitely news to me.
See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/juju-core/+bug/1508122
and the patch by Michael Hudson-Doyle.  Okay, Cc'ing Michael too.  :-)

So, I guess the first step would be to package
golang-gopkg-flosch-pongo2.v3, golang-gopkg-inconshreveable-log15.v2,
golang-gopkg-lxc-go-lxc.v2 and golang-petname, or simply grab these
existing Ubuntu packages, make a few minor changes to debian/control
and debian/changelog, file ITPs to the Debian BTS, and finally upload
them to Debian.

I do not see too many hurdles after that, at least I hope not.  ;-)

And since the Ubuntu lxd package is the upstream here, I like to think
of the Debian lxd package as the downstream derivative, so we will
likely always wait for St├ęphane to release -0ubuntu1, then apply any
necessary patches required for Debian, and upload that as -1.  What do
you think?  :-)

Also, should the Debian lxd be team-maintained by the pkg-lxc team or
the pkg-go team?  What do you think?



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