[Setup] Re: Debian packaging of Plone 3.2.1

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Fri Feb 27 18:24:07 UTC 2009

> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Fabio Tranchitella
> <kobold at debian.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am the Debian/Ubuntu maintainer of Plone; as you know, we just released
>> Lenny and this means that we can go ahead uploading new upstream release
>> into testing/unstable.
>> I had a look at Plone 3.2.1, but I couldn't find the source (.tar.gz). To
>> package it for Debian/Ubuntu, we need to start from the source code
>> (tar.gz) and compile it to produce binary packages.
>> The python eggs distributed on dist.plone.org are not "source code", and
>> are not usable to build the package.

Well, at least for the most part, they _are_ source, so what would be the
problem building a package including the egg-cache?

I doubt I'm ever going to go back to installing Plone from debian packages,
but I do think it's a worthwhile thing to do.

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