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

PostPosted: 2019-11-14 15:17
by kedaha
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.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-11-14 21:15
by stevepusser
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.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-11-14 22:03
by sunrat
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.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-11-15 02:27
by stevepusser
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.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-11-15 04:29
by sunrat
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

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-11-15 19:33
by stevepusser
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.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-11-16 19:46
by Head_on_a_Stick
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.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-11-16 22:58
by stevepusser
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

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-11-16 23:59
by Head_on_a_Stick
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 :)

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-12-31 05:18
by Mr. Lumbergh
I'd be happy just with a usable 64-bit implementation of WINE.
Oh, and mainline Firefox. ESR is a dog. I know it can be installed by other means, but I'd like to be able to just run apt.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2019-12-31 11:27
by Wheelerof4te
^Debian Unstable has normal Firefox.

I would like to see sway Wayland compositor moving from experimental to Unstable.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2020-01-11 19:56
by edbarx
I would like to see OpenHantek oscilloscope frontend ported to Debian. Trying Ubuntu's packages installed successfully but failed to detect the device. Inspecting output from strace after running the frontend indicated there are incompatibilities between Debian's /sys file hierarchy and Ubuntu's but I may be wrong. The output from strace was huge with several ten thousand lines of text.

Re: What new software would you like to see ported to Debian

PostPosted: 2020-01-11 20:37
by stevepusser
I could try rebuilding them on the OBS for Debian if you can point me to debianized source files, such as in a PPA.