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ITP : makepsres

Postby slackguy » 2015-03-22 19:14

makepsres is necessary for some old (but excellent) X11 apps*

this was hard to find and ftp and didn't build (due to xorg). this is verbatim but comes with build instructions that work and available by http.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/debguys ... res.tar.gz

* even when building installing newer Xorg perhaps. but Xorg no longer has it - only XFree86 still does. some of the older apps (ie, mathematica) were so good that nothing short of a newer version of the same free or non-free are any good compared to it (for it's use).

p.s.

i noticed a coule of things ...

things one needs to build GNU/Linux which were being collected and available by wget(1)

are now all going off-line and use of ftp(1) or git(1) is "mandatory". the apologetic websites are offering the excuse that apache cannot do "web download" (bull)

things are becoming "git mandatory" and see "git" is controlled by a group that alters depends compatibility and are asking developers to pay for git: which is composed of GPL components
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Re: ITP : makepsres

Postby shirish » 2015-03-25 19:34

instead of sharing your ITP's here it would be better to put them as ITP's and put it via reportbug and see/seek mentors.debian.net . I think you will get better mileage for your statement/query there.
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Re: ITP : makepsres

Postby dariusdor » 2015-03-27 20:13

Does anyone know what an ITP is? My googling yielded results that were ... unexpected.
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Re: ITP : makepsres

Postby stevepusser » 2015-03-28 04:15

ITP= Intent to Package
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Re: ITP : makepsres

Postby dariusdor » 2015-03-28 11:09

stevepusser wrote:ITP= Intent to Package

Thank you very much.
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Re: ITP : makepsres

Postby shirish » 2015-03-28 15:34

Install reportbug and then do the following :-

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[$] reportbug wnpp                                                                                                           


You will get output something like this :-

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*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Note: bug reports are publicly archived (including the email address of the submitter).
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'shirish <shirish@deb.org>' as your from address.
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
What sort of request is this? (If none of these things mean anything to you, or you are trying to report a bug in an existing package, please
press Enter to exit reportbug.)

1 ITP  This is an `Intent To Package'. Please submit a package description along with copyright and URL in such a report.
2 O    The package has been `Orphaned'. It needs a new maintainer as soon as possible.
3 RFA  This is a `Request for Adoption'. Due to lack of time, resources, interest or something similar, the current maintainer is asking for
       someone else to maintain this package. They will maintain it in the meantime, but perhaps not in the best possible way. In short: the
       package needs a new maintainer.
4 RFH  This is a `Request For Help'. The current maintainer wants to continue to maintain this package, but they needs some help to do this,
       because their time is limited or the package is quite big and needs several maintainers.
5 RFP  This is a `Request For Package'. You have found an interesting piece of software and would like someone else to maintain it for Debian.
       Please submit a package description along with copyright and URL in such a report.

Choose the request type:


Choose 1 here and then fill in the details. Once you have done that, start packaging the software using 'The New Maintainer's Guide' as well as look at 'Debian Policy' . You can use #debian-mentors on oftc.net to help with your packaging efforts. Once the package is somewhat done, upload it to mentors.debian.net and ask people on the list to review your packaging effort, they will document whatever they find on the ITP bug, fix it and re-upload, ask somebody to sponsor your package (RFS - Request for Sponsorship) and hopefully soonish your package will appear in the archive.
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