On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 05:48:12PM +0100, Christophe Sauthier wrote:
>  Dear GIS maintainers and lovers,
> 
> as it has been mentionned by Dominic Hargreaves when he decided to put
> mapnik into the set of gis package, I have been followed the mapnik
> packaging on Ubuntu for a while.
> So I have decided to step in today and to look at the 0.7 integration.
> 
> I am currently facing an issue due to a build deps on libgdal1-dev
> which is depending on libhdf5-serial-1.8.3 while libhdf5-serial-1.8.4
> is out (and thus) libhdf5-serial-dev is 1.8.4. Since the ubuntu
> packages are coming directly from debian (sid), you should face that
> issue too... And so I think it is a good occasion to start to try to
> help you out.
> 
> The thing I am not really used to your way of working, so a little
> guidance might be great.
> 

That problem would be directly solved at build time without any change
to sources. In Debian it is managed by a binNMU, I don't think it is
different in Ubuntu. But for that mapnik is currently not under DebianGis
umbrella, but individually maintained by 

 -- Dominic Hargreaves <d...@earth.li>  Mon, 19 Oct 2009 23:28:32 +0100

As you can see, it is not updated since a few months, I'd suggest you
to contact him by email and verify what are his programs about the
package. Possibly moving to team maintainance too. It'd be nice
having it under the common d-gis repositories to improve team
maintainance and avoid singletons ;-)

-- 
Francesco P. Lovergine

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