[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#732520: abinit: New upstream version, package unmaintained

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Wed Jan 8 14:53:02 UTC 2014

Hi Daniel,

On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 01:08:39PM +0100, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> IMO you better start with the most recent version. It seems to not have the
> previous DFSG-related issues (the whole orig-tarball target in debian/rules seems
> to be obsolete!).

I agree that the latest version makes way more sense.  However Ondrej
said in response to my initial mail that he would consider working on this task
which might need some more detailed knowledge about abinit than I have (mine is
defintely none).  My intention was to bring some totally broken package to some
recent standard which is now reached in SVN to some extent.  At least the package
builds reasonably, is conform with latest Standards-Version and uses the latest
packaging tools (debhelper 9; dh).
> I took a quick look into the source and there is no need to run dh_autoreconf.
> ...

Fixed in SVN.

> Further if abinit 5.x does not have more buildd related issues atm, there is IMHO
> no sense in rewriting the build system for this version. Better start with abinit 7 then.

Since the package now rebuilds the binary packages currently inside the
archive and contains less bugs and less lintian warnings I'd like to
upload it as is now.

The only thing I would like to know from Ondrej is, how to deal with
#550410. ;-)

I would be available for sponsering newer versions of abinit if a
sponsor is needed.

Kind regards



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