First of all thanks for your answer Francesco,

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM, Francesco P. Lovergine
<> wrote:
> 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.
Indeed, but since it is the same potential problem in debian I think
it would be great to let you know that... I will upload that on Ubuntu

>But for that mapnik is currently not under DebianGis
> umbrella, but individually maintained by
>  -- Dominic Hargreaves <>  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 ;-)
Acually as I mentionned, he was maintining it but he handed over this
team some months ago (I was in CC of various email exchange). I am
CCing him in order to try to understand.

All the best,


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