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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANN] Debian Packaging and PPA for Ubuntu
Date Sat, 14 Jan 2012 13:53:09 GMT
Excellent!

On 13 January 2012 20:54, Randall Leeds <randall.leeds@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've uploaded a version of CouchDB 1.1.1 to my personal package archive [1].
>
> I would appreciate for anyone to take some time to test this.
> I plan to provide the same for 1.2 and other future releases.
>
> Relax. Using it is as simple as:
> $ apt add-repository ppa:randall-leeds/couchdb
> $ apt-get update
> $ apt-get install couchdb
>
> I've combined previous packaging efforts from Debian and Ubuntu and
> attempted to bring them into harmony[2] on my GitHub account using
> git-dpm[3]. I would like to facilitate sharing packaging and keeping
> CouchDB up to date on these and other .deb distributions and would
> appreciate feedback from the downstream packagers on whether or not
> I'm doing it right.
>
> Differences inherited from Debian:
>  - Permissions on installed files are slightly more strict, being
> entirely unreadable outside the couchdb user/group.
>
> Differences inherited from Ubuntu:
>  - couchdb and couchdb-bin are split packages. The former is
> architecture neutral.
>
> -Randall
>
> [1] https://launchpad.net/~randall-leeds/+archive/couchdb *
> [2] https://github.com/tilgovi/couchdb/tree/debian and
> https://github.com/tilgovi/couchdb/tree/ubuntu
> [3] http://git-dpm.alioth.debian.org/
>
> * It is my full intention to faithfully produce a packaging of
> original release tarballs. The paranoid may check that the original
> source matches that of the official release. No changes outside
> packaging will ever be included in this archive and I will only ever
> upload packages for released versions of CouchDB. In short, help me
> make sure this is a great way to keep an up-to-date CouchDB.

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