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What new software would you like to see ported to Debian?

Postby kedaha » 2019-11-14 15:17

What new software packages would you like to see ported to Debian's main repository?
For example, I think it'd be cool (pun intended :wink: ) to port GNU_IceCat.
On the server side, Joomla would be a nice addition.
Must be compatible with Debian DFSG though.
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Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

Postby stevepusser » 2019-11-14 21:15

Quite a few users really liked Foliate after it was added to the MX Linux repositories, and I believe it's DFSG-compliant (unlike hollywood, which is still in the Debian repos). Edit: oh, it's been fixed--but now you have to provide your own music.

And my OBS repo for Foliate: https://build.opensuse.org/package/show ... te/foliate

It's actually an architecture-independent build, though, so you could install the amd64 build on a Pi, for example.
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Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

Postby sunrat » 2019-11-14 22:03

DeadBeef music player and PulseEffects, both of which Stevo has ported to MX.

Another audio effect plugin package I particularly like is Pulseaudio Parametric Equalizer which already installs cleanly in Buster, Sid, and MX from the developer's own Debian repo.
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Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

Postby stevepusser » 2019-11-15 02:27

PulseEffects is already in upstream Debian, so it was a simple backport for MX. Perhaps it could be requested on the Debian backports mailing list.
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Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

Postby sunrat » 2019-11-15 04:29

stevepusser wrote:PulseEffects is already in upstream Debian, so it was a simple backport for MX. Perhaps it could be requested on the Debian backports mailing list.

The PulseEffects in Unstable doesn't include the dependency for lsp-plugins-lv2 so the equalizer won't work. lsp-plugins-lv2 is not available in Unstable. Guess I should submit another bug report. I run siduction rather than pure Sid though so presumably I submit the bug to siduction and they send it upstream. :?

Edit:- There's already a bug report. I posted and pointed them to your packages in MX Testing repo @Steve.
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=940732
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Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

Postby stevepusser » 2019-11-15 19:33

I kind of remember that Deadbeef has been suggested before for the repos, but has some issues that have to be resolved first to fully meet Debian policy.
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Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-11-16 19:46

It's not new but I'd like a working version of Mitsuba for Debian buster.

There's an Ubuntu .deb and I've built a version for stretch but it doesn't work in buster so I have to run it from a chroot, which sucks.
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Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

Postby stevepusser » 2019-11-16 22:58

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:It's not new but I'd like a working version of Mitsuba for Debian buster.

There's an Ubuntu .deb and I've built a version for stretch but it doesn't work in buster so I have to run it from a chroot, which sucks.


It looks like Arch AUR both applies a patch for python 3.5, but then also changes some of the code before the build with sed commands: https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/ ... itsuba-git

If the build failure is due to gcc-8, you could try building it with gcc-7, which is still in Buster. You would need to add gcc-7 and g++-7 to the build-depends, and then add this to the rules file:
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export CC=gcc-7
export CXX=g++-7
export CPP=cpp-7
export LD=gcc-7
export ASM=gcc-7
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Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-11-16 23:59

stevepusser wrote:If the build failure is due to gcc-8, you could try building it with gcc-7, which is still in Buster.

Ah, nice idea, thanks. Unfortunately it still fails to build:
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/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lfftw3_threads
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lfftw3
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

It's OK though, the program runs just as fast from a chroot :)
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