[Pkg-octave-devel] octave-pkg-dev_0.6.0_amd64.changes REJECTED

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Tue Sep 9 21:25:07 UTC 2008

* Joerg Jaspert <ftpmaster at debian.org> [2008-09-09 18:26]:

> rejected, for now.
> Why does this need a new package and can't go into an existing one?

I think you are talking about octave-pkg-rebuild, which is the new package
created from the octave-pkg-dev source.  This package is intended to be a
dependency for all packages providing Octave add-ons (as the Octave Forge

I decided to create a separate package for it in order to avoid pulling
unnecessary dependencies.  Had I included the octave-pkg-rebuild into
octave-pkg-dev, the octave3.0-headers package would become also a
dependency, pulling several unnecessary lib*-dev packages at install time.

If you have any suggestion about another way of doing this, I would love to
hear from you.  Better, join the discussion in the thread in
pkg-octave-devel [1].  BTW, Thomas Weber already suggested to include the
functionality of octave-pkg-rebuild into octave3.0 and I explained why I
think this is not a good idea.

Please note that octave-pkg-dev is a Debian native package and we use it to
help building/installing the several octave-* packages, so that the Debian
Octave Group should have some authority to decide what is better for package
the Octave-related stuff.

If I do not hear from you soon and if there is consensus in the
pkg-octave-devel mailing list around this issue, I will reupload the


[1] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-octave-devel/2008-August/004843.html

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