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Re: New package proposal.

On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 14:03:20 +0300 (EEST), Devrim GUNDUZ wrote:

> Hi,
> First of all, I'm new to this list.
> I've been building RPMs for many projects for many years, and now I'd like 
> to contribute some of them to Fedora Core project.
> The first one might be PostGIS, which provides spatial extensions to 
> PostgreSQL. This packages needs proj, geos, and gdal, and I can also 
> provide them.

PROJ is in Fedora Extras already. GEOS (first 1.x, the 2.x was needed) and
GDAL have been worked on in old fedora.us QA queue before. After lots of
packaging problems, a circular dependency between GDAL and GRASS (and lack
of decision on how to proceed until a solution would be found/developed)
stopped development of the packages. Meanwhile, one of the solutions
proposed in bugzilla.fedora.us (an interface library for GDAL+GRASS)
has been developed by Debian's GIS community.

For reference, the links to the old tracker:
GEOS - https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1394
GDAL - https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1964

Packages proposed for inclusion into Fedora Extras should try to avoid
(most of) the issues discussed in there. [The ticket for GDAL has been
an exceptionally long one.]

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