[tao-users] Debian 8 production.

SKRZYNIARZ Alexandre alexandre.skrzyniarz at fr.thalesgroup.com
Tue Feb 9 03:26:50 CST 2016


On 02/08/2016 11:32 AM, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
> Hello,
> In addition to the renamed files (which is not a bug), Alexandre's patch
> re-enables TAO.

I fact, that was the whole point.
We need tao for one of our product. As TAO build is deactivated, users 
need either to build ACE/TAO manually, or to update the debian build.

> We (the Debian developers maintaining ACE and TAO) had to disable the
> build of TAO due to licensing problems. To get TAO back in Debian, we
> need to split the ACE+TAO source package and build in two parts: ACE
> stays in main, TAO goes to contrib. Problem is that requires quite a lot
> of time and neither Thomas Girard nor I can do that in our spare time,
> or convince our employers to do that for free. Unless someone does the
> work or finances it, it may take a good while to get TAO back to Debian
> proper :-(

So, if I understand well, if we cannot work on source splitting, we have 
the following choices:

1) fix the licensing problem. I guess that if it is not fixed yet, there 
is some complex issues involved.

2) I don't know if this is acceptable from a Debian Policies point of 
view, but can we move the ACE/TAO source package to contrib, and build 
binary packages that goes either in main or contrib from it? That would 
prevent the need to split the sources.

3) Downgrade ACE from main to contrib. Therefore, no source splitting 
would be necessary. I'm not sure of what would be the consequences for 
main packages that depend on ace packages.

4) Ship my patch as it is in the ACE/TAO distribution with some 
documentation for deployment, so that end users can build their own 
packages with ease if they need tao debian packages.

What are your thought about that?

Alexandre SKRZYNIARZ, PhD.
10 Av 1ere DFL, 29200 BREST, France
email: alexandre.skrzyniarz at fr.thalesgroup.com

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