Debian Bug report logs - #710349
ITP: maple-package -- utility for creating Maple Debian packages

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

Reported by: Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>

Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 06:30:02 UTC

Owned by: Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#710349; Package wnpp. (Thu, 30 May 2013 06:30:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org. (Thu, 30 May 2013 06:30:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: maple-package -- utility for creating Maple Debian packages
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 08:09:27 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>

* Package name    : maple-package
  Version         : 0.0.1
  Upstream Author : Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>
* License         : GPL-2+
  Programming Lang: bash, make
  Description     : utility for creating Maple Debian packages

Maple is a commercial Computer Algebra System (CAS) manufactured by the
Canadian software company MapleSoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc..

This package will be meant to provide the capability to build Debian
packages from the install material distributed by Maple by running a
dedicated bash script that will mainly invoke a Makefile through the
dh(1) tools. The aim of the game is to gain a (far) more comfortable
integration of Maple into Debian systems.

This package itself will be a native Debian package (Section: contrib/misc)
governed by GPL-2+, but the Maple software will have to be purchased by
the final user and will obviously remain governed by the copyright holder
(MapleSoft, namely Waterloo Maple Inc.). This package will simply help
the final user to create her/his/its own Maple packages and it will be
her/his/its responsability to use the resulting package responsibly.



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>:
Bug#710349; Package wnpp. (Thu, 30 May 2013 07:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Julian Taylor <jtaylor.debian@googlemail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>. (Thu, 30 May 2013 07:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 710349@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Julian Taylor <jtaylor.debian@googlemail.com>
To: Jerome Benoit <calculus@rezozer.net>, 710349@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#710349: ITP: maple-package -- utility for creating Maple Debian packages
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 09:38:28 +0200
On 30.05.2013 08:09, Jerome Benoit wrote:
> 
> This package itself will be a native Debian package (Section: contrib/misc)
> governed by GPL-2+, but the Maple software will have to be purchased by
> the final user and will obviously remain governed by the copyright holder
> (MapleSoft, namely Waterloo Maple Inc.). This package will simply help
> the final user to create her/his/its own Maple packages and it will be
> her/his/its responsability to use the resulting package responsibly.
> 

please make it *very* clear that this is not maple in the description
and .desktop file (used by software-center).
These type of packages often seem to confuse novice users into thinking
this is the actual nonfree program.

See the equivalent matlab-support:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/matlab-support
(the installation failed bugs are from users without matlab, the
-support package fails dpkg in that case)



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