Things that need to happen next:
* Update http://codex.gallery2.org/ with something about this. We have http://codex.gallery2.org/Gallery2:Installation_on_Debian for Gallery 2, but nothing about Gallery 3 and Michael's instructions are buried in that bug url. Michael - is this something you have time to do? Otherwise we need someone else to do this.
* Is anyone interested in working on this to get Gallery 3 included in Debian proper? If nobody speaks up to help out, this isn't going to happen.
On Jul 13, 2011, at 10:49 AM, Michael Schultheiss wrote:
> For the past several years, I've been the maintainer of the Debian
> packages for gallery (Gallery 1, 2, and pending 3).
> In January 2009, I filled the ITP (Intent to Package) bug for gallery3:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=511715 and that URL has
> instructions for installing the package from my people.debian.org
> After several rounds of testing, the gallery3 package was uploaded to
> Debian proper. Unfortunately, the package was rejecteed by the
> ftp-masters for two reasons:
> 1. Licensing information for included libraries (libjs, etc.) was not
> included in the debian/copyright file
> 2. Source code for .swf files was not available in the source package
> I've fixed #1 in the latest package available from my people.debian.org
> repository but need assistance from gallery-devel on where to get the
> source code to fix #2.
> I haven't yet re-uploaded the gallery3 package to Debian proper since
> it's highly likely the package will again be rejected if both of the
> issues that caused the previous rejection aren't fixed.
> Another thing that should be discussed is whether it's worth having a
> gallery3 package in the main Debian repository. The benefit of having a
> package in the Debian repository is the simplicity of installation via
> "apt-get install gallery3"
> Having a gallery3 package hosted outside of the main Debian repository
> (such as my people.debian.org repository) gets the same benefit,
> assuming one has configured their system to access that repository.
> While initially somewhat complicated, the setup is a one time cost.
> There are also ways to simplify the repository setup, such as a helper
> Unfortunately, I haven't had as much available time to work on the
> gallery packaging as I've had in the past and I'd be glad to work with
> other interested people to work on the Debian packaging.
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