On 08/20/2014 05:35 AM, Hamish B wrote:
> Hi,
> grass 6.4.4.packaging is currently (basically) ready in DebianGIS git.

But not by using git-import-orig. The upstream branch hasn't been
updated with the grass_6.4.4.orig.tar.gz contents. Nor is there a
pristine-tar branch.

There are still lintian errors and lesser issues, some of which are
easily fixed by updating the control files.

You should run lintian showing all tags after your build to get an idea
of what is left to fix before I would consider an upload.

> Frankie is just returned, hopefully refreshed, and so with luck that will
> be reviewed and uploaded in the very near future.

Please don't upload before more fixes can be committed to the repo on

I'm currently working on fixing as much of these issues as I can, have a
look at the current progress at:


The minimal dh rules changes are a bit invasive, but will ease policy
compliance and allows easy use of additional debhelper modules such as
autotools_dev and autoreconf.

> If there are parts of the patch suitable for upstream I would be happy to
> commit them, just be aware that changes (even debian/patches/) should be
> compatible back to at least squeeze and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, since we aim for
> wide cross-platform compatibility. i.e. backports are pretty trivial right
> now, and they should stay that way.

Would you care to test my recent changes on the ancient distributions
(squeeze and Ubuntu 10.04). I personally don't want to support those
backports as they limit progress.

> thanks,
> Hamish
> ps- grass64 and grass70 deb packages can co-exist (I'm already doing that),
> and like Octave, for a time it will be good for Debian to ship both
> versions.

Have you thought about which branches to use for grass64 and grass70?

Kind Regards,


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