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Debian / Ubuntu repositories

Postby Calvin » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:43 pm

I've seen that there are debian / ubuntu packages for retroshare, but they don't come from the distros' repositories themselves.

Are there plans to do this, to submit the code so that it's packaged by them? Or are there some technical reasons why that's not possible at the moment? Is anyone working on that for future releases?
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Re: Debian / Ubuntu repositories

Postby ghibli » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:26 pm

Ubuntu has it's own ppa...it's compiled by ubuntu servers....
http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/downloads.html

# for RetroShare releases only
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:csoler-users/retroshare
# for RetroShare development snapshots
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:csoler-users/retroshare-snapshots
# then
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install retroshare
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Re: Debian / Ubuntu repositories

Postby Calvin » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:12 pm

No, that's csoler's own ppa (Personal Package Archive), it's not the Ubuntu regular repositories.

Having the packages coming from the main debian or ubuntu repositories would bring many advantages, is there a good reason why it hasn't happened yet? Or are there plans to do so?
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Re: Debian / Ubuntu repositories

Postby ghibli » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:53 pm

+1 to official ubuntu support!
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Re: Debian / Ubuntu repositories

Postby heini » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:52 pm

Calvin wrote:Having the packages coming from the main debian or ubuntu repositories would bring many advantages,


Which ones, exactly? I mean other than not having to add an additional package repository...

is there a good reason why it hasn't happened yet?

Maybe it's because of the high entry barrier into the Debian camp...

Or are there plans to do so?

It's not necessarily something the projects needs to drive. Just find a Debian package maintainer who's willing to create a Debian package for RS and maintain it.

Bye...

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Re: Debian / Ubuntu repositories

Postby heini » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:54 pm

ghibli wrote:+1 to official ubuntu support!


PPAs are an officially supported Ubuntu feature.

Bye...

Dirk
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Re: Debian / Ubuntu repositories

Postby cave » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:07 pm

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=659069

Yes, We need a Debian Developer or at leaste someone who wants to start being a Debian Maintainer to bring RetroShare to Debian and buntu.



Volunteers?
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/
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