Your message dated Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:15:27 +0200
with message-id <>
and subject line Fixed in -3
has caused the Debian Bug report #594492,
regarding grass: Help -> About content is missing in the wxPython GUI
to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

(NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what this
message is talking about, this may indicate a serious mail system
misconfiguration somewhere. Please contact

Debian Bug Tracking System
Contact with problems
--- Begin Message ---
Package: grass
Version: 6.4.0~rc6+42329-1
Severity: normal


as discussed on the DebianGIS mailing list, in the wxGUI Help -> About GRASS
window the Authors, COPYING, etc. files are missing.

I believe this is because the debian grass package copies over the dirs in
$GISBASE/ that it needs, and the grass-doc package copies over the dirs
there that it needs, but nothing collects the text files left there.


- either symlink GPL.TXT into /usr/lib/grass/, or patch "licfile" in
line 1659 to look for /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL

- copy grass's COPYING file into /usr/lib/grass/ (this is a custom file, not
the generic GNU version)

- copy AUTHORS into /usr/lib/grass/

- copy all other regular files in the main dist.x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/
build dir (CHANGES, REQUIREMENTS.html, contributors.csv, translators.csv)
to /usr/share/doc/grass/.

n.b. in grass 6.5+ the contributors.csv and translators.csv files will be
sourced from gui/wxpython/gui_modules/, so maybe it is worth putting
them in /usr/lib/grass/ now to avoid work later?


--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
Package: grass
Version: 6.4.0~rc6+42329-3

Fixed since version above.

Francesco P. Lovergine

--- End Message ---
Pkg-grass-devel mailing list

Reply via email to