[ubuntu-studio-devel] Packages up for removal, unless someone wants to maintain them

Ross Gammon retail at the-gammons.net
Thu Sep 10 15:58:37 UTC 2015

On 09/09/2015 11:46 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
> Just as a side point, there seems to be a feeling in the debian
> packaging tools that waf should not be used rather than just fixing the
> packaging tools to work with it.

Yes - waf is a pain for Debian.
https://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamGuide#waf & further links from there.

The problem is that there is a "binary blob" that needs to be unpacked
from the source tarball because it is not "free" with respect to the
Debian Free Software Guidelines.

That doesn't stop waf being used in Debian, but it probably discourages
developers from writing a debhelper wrapper. So, we just have to do it

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