Hi Jérémy & David,

Please share your thoughts about the future of the mapnik-vector-tile,
and its reverse dependencies (node-mapnik &

On 12-09-15 13:10, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> The mapbox/pbf.hpp dependency is no longer required, mapnik-vector-tile
> has switched to the protozero [0] library also required for recent
> libosmium releases.
> mapnik/clipper is still required, this is a mapnik specific fork of
> polyclipping [1] (packaged in Debian as libpolyclipping [2]).
> I've updated the mapnik-vector-tile package to the recent 0.10.0
> upstream release and patched it to use the protozero Debian package
> instead of a clone of the protozero git repository. I'll do the same for
> mapnik-clipper once that's packaged (I'm working on that too).

I've create initial Debian packaging for mapnik/clipper [0], and updated
mapnik-vector-tile [1] to use that package.

mapnik-vector-tile (0.10.0+dfsg-1) now builds successfully, but a test
does fail.

Updating the mapnik-vector-tile package to work with mapnik 3.0.x, and
packaging the mapnik/clipper dependency is being discussed in the
upstream issue tracker [2].

One of the upstream developers remarked that packaging
mapnik-vector-tile shouldn't be required, because developers are
expected to bundle mapnik-vector-tile in their projects.

As noted in the issue, mapnik-vector-tile is packaged because
node-mapnik requires it. And node-mapnik is in turn required for

Maybe we should consider removing mapnik-vector-tile and its reverse
dependencies from the archive.

What are your thoughts about this as the maintainers of these packages?

[0] https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-grass/mapnik-clipper.git
[1] https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-grass/mapnik-vector-tile.git
[2] https://github.com/mapnik/clipper/issues/1

Kind Regards,


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