[Bdi4emc-help] Re: GPL violations in BDI4
jepler at unpythonic.net
Sun May 28 01:23:24 CEST 2006
On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 09:15:55PM -0500, Jeff Epler wrote:
> You have a lot of guts to show up and demand that we make our debian
> rules build on your OS. To condescendingly talk like I don't know how
> to call uname(2). To make accusations that there are GPL problems in
> emc2, but grow mysteriously silent when you're asked what they are.
I apologize to everyone, particularly Paul, for the accusation I made.
It's now reasonably clear that in the case of the python-axis packages,
the problem is one of communication and documentation, rather than a
violation of the GPL.
After I posted this message, Matt Timmermans contacted me personally.
Thanks to his help, I've been able to document how to build the
python-axis package on bdi4. The process is unobvious and different to
the way I'm familiar with building debian packages, but it does appear
to work. The biggest surprise is that it's necessary to first copy and
build emc in /usr/local/emc before building axis.
These are the instructions that I followed (excuse the markup, it's a copy of
what I placed on the bdi4emc wiki):
= Recompiling the 'python-axis' package =
''The following instructions are based on ones given in a private
communication with Matt Timmermans''
On a vanilla bdi-4.46 system with the install cdrom in the drive, the
following script successfully creates the 'python-axis' and 'python2.3-axis'
sudo apt-cdrom add
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install xlibmesa-gl-dev xlibmesa-glu-dev fakeroot build-essential rtai-dev-2.6.16-rtai
sudo apt-get build-dep emc python-axis
apt-get source emc python-axis
sudo -s << EOF
cp -R emc-1.0/src /usr/local/emc/src
./configure && make
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -us
I would be tickled pink if someone familiar with the process to build
the emc and emc-modules debian packages for bdi4emc could also document
that on the wiki.
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