Debian Bug report logs - #506865
RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for LZMA

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:27:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Blocking fix for 506861: python-debian: Please add support for lzma-compressed debs, 735267: python-debian: add support for data.tar.xz

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-python@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#506865; Package wnpp. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for the LZMA compression library
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 13:25:23 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : pylzma
  Upstream Author : Joachim Bauch
* URL             : http://www.joachim-bauch.de/projects/python/pylzma/
* License         : LGPL-2.1+
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Platform independent python bindings for the LZMA compression library

There was an old ITP about this software (#401034) which has been
closed automatically due to no progress, I've no idea how far the
packaging work has gone.

Beside other things, pylzma support is needed to support .deb
containing LZMA-compressed parts in python-debian (see ##503983).

TIA,
Cheers.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)




Blocking bugs of 506861 added: 506865 Request was from Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:42:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to `ITP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for' from `RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for the LZMA compression library'. Request was from Daniel Rus Morales <rus.daniel@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:57:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as rus.daniel@gmail.com. Request was from Daniel Rus Morales <rus.daniel@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#506865; Package wnpp. (Thu, 27 Nov 2008 19:03:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #16 received at 506865@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Rus Morales <rus.daniel@gmail.com>
To: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>, 506865@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#506865: RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for the LZMA compression library
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 19:59:44 +0100
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Hi Stefano,

'pylzma' is already available at Mentors (the repository is [1]).

The upstream package contains most of the LZMA v4.42 sources, some of
them were modified by the pylzma author. I tried to substitute some of
the dependant sources compiling against lzma and lzma-dev official
packages, but that does not work due to the current version provided
by lzma and lzma-dev, that is the v4.43 (current upstream stable
release for LZMA is already 4.57).

To prevent any confusion between the version of LZMA provided by the
package "lzma" and the one that comes with "python-pylzma" I added the
release number to the later, so the package name is "python-pylzma-4.42".

Could you sponsor the package?
I'll wait for your remarks if any.

[1] -> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/pylzma

Thanks
Daniel
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Bug#506865; Package wnpp. (Thu, 27 Nov 2008 19:48:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #21 received at 506865@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>
To: Daniel Rus Morales <rus.daniel@gmail.com>
Cc: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>, 506865@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#506865: RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for the LZMA compression library
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 20:45:48 +0100
On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 07:59:44PM +0100, Daniel Rus Morales wrote:
> The upstream package contains most of the LZMA v4.42 sources, some
> of them were modified by the pylzma author. I tried to substitute
> some of the dependant sources compiling against lzma and lzma-dev
> official packages, but that does not work due to the current version
> provided by lzma and lzma-dev, that is the v4.43 (current upstream
> stable release for LZMA is already 4.57).
>
> To prevent any confusion between the version of LZMA provided by the
> package "lzma" and the one that comes with "python-pylzma" I added
> the release number to the later, so the package name is
> "python-pylzma-4.42".

Sorry, that's not acceptable, we can not ship two different versions
of LZMA in Debian, one quite well hidden into a binding. The reason is
security: if a security issue gets discovered about LZMA, we will need
to fix it into several places. More philosophically, free software is
about sharing, and with sharing (usually) comes factorization, we
should factorized the code.

Bottom line: PyLZMA should be make working with Debian's LZMA,
possibly getting in touch with LZMA's maintainers to apply patches if
needed. When doing that, please Cc this RFP.

> Could you sponsor the package?
> I'll wait for your remarks if any.

List of remarks follows (notwithstanding the showstopper above):

- debian/control should be 7, it is a new package, it is pointless to
  use an old debhelper, same goes for the debhelper deps in control

- you should reopen 401034, as you have been working on the package,
  to avoid duplicate work by someone else

- you should change the target distribution in changelog to
  experimental: we are near a Debian release, and unstable should not
  be targeted by packages which wont be part of Lenny anhow

- debian/copyright is quite a mess, why you have several licenses into
  it? it is pointless unless you explain which part of the (source)
  package are subject to each license. I suggest you to have a look at
  http://wiki.debian.org/Proposals/CopyrightFormat and implement that
  proposal in your debian/copyright

- debian/watch is missing, it shouldn't be

- distributing version.txt as a documentation is pointless

- regression tests are not (necessarily (all)) good examples

Finally, I'm no Python-stuff packaging guru (that's why I didn't
package PyLZMA by myself in the first place), and I particularly I've
never used python-central (only python-support), so for a review of
that I'd prefer you to ask for comments on some debian/python mailing
list. Again, please Cc the RFP in doing so.

When all this gets solved, I'll be more than happy to sponsor an
upload.

Thanks in advance,
Cheers.

-- 
Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
zack@{upsilon.cc,pps.jussieu.fr,debian.org} -<>- http://upsilon.cc/zack/
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Removed annotation that Bug was owned by rus.daniel@gmail.com. Request was from Daniel Rus Morales <rus.daniel@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 28 Nov 2008 08:15:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as Daniel Rus Morales <rus.daniel@gmail.com>. Request was from Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:03:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Daniel Rus Morales <rus.daniel@gmail.com>:
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Message #30 received at 506865@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 506865@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: pylzma: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 17:06:17 +0000
retitle 506865 RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for
noowner 506865
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of pylzma back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting pylzma, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 506865 ITP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for
 owner 506865 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <506865@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for' from 'ITP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 25 May 2010 17:14:42 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Daniel Rus Morales <rus.daniel@gmail.com>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 25 May 2010 17:14:43 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for LZMA' from 'RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for' Request was from Sameer Rahmani <lxsameer@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:00:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as lxsameer@gnu.org. Request was from Sameer Rahmani <lxsameer@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 06 Jul 2010 13:00:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner changed from lxsameer@gnu.org to Sameer Rahmani <lxsameer@gnu.org>. Request was from Sameer Rahmani <lxsameer@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 06 Jul 2010 13:03:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Sameer Rahmani <lxsameer@gnu.org>:
Bug#506865; Package wnpp. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:09:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #45 received at 506865@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 506865@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: pylzma: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:02:40 +0000
retitle 506865 RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for LZMA
noowner 506865
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of pylzma back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting pylzma, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 506865 ITP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for LZMA
 owner 506865 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <506865@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for LZMA' from 'ITP: pylzma -- Platform independent python bindings for LZMA' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:10:57 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Sameer Rahmani <lxsameer@gnu.org>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:10:57 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added indication that bug 506865 blocks 735267 Request was from Stuart Prescott <stuart@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:21:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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