Hi Mathieu, glad to hear from you again
On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 08:12:08AM -0500, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:
> Technically, there appears to be a barry-util package (and a few
> others to go with it) in Debian Sid
> (http://packages.debian.org/sid/barry-util). Since packages in Debian
> get imported into Ubuntu at the start of a release cycle, I'm curious
> to see if it's not already in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope.
> It seems to have been uploaded by Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo on September
> 21, 2008, so that should also explain why it isn't currently in Ubuntu
This is true. Jose has been working with me, on and off the list, to help
smooth out the process of working with upstream/downstream as much as
> I had taken some steps to include barry in Ubuntu some time ago, but I
> had run into some issues, along with the fact that I had been dealing
> a little bit with Felipe Lerena who had some interest in packaging
> barry for Debian/Ubuntu at that point too. Anyway, the point is that
> the current development version already contains at least some of the
> barry packages, so if you want to include new versions, it is easy
> enough to propose them through Launchpad as a bug, or fix bugs to the
> current packages, or publish your updated packages to REVU for them to
> be included in universe..
As I recall, the issue you reported in 2007 (namely, the packaging being
split, so debian/ is not included in some tarballs) has been addressed.
The tar.bz2 that I release on Sourceforge contains the debian/ directory,
but the tar.gz does not, and there is a related diff.gz available as well,
for those that want to build using the Debian tools.
I'd be happy to help get Barry into Ubuntu... please keep reporting any
stumbling blocks to the list, so we can work on them together.
Jose's packaging work is available in a git repository as well:
I periodically pull from there, and cherry-pick changes that are useful