[Bioperl-l] Packaging bioperl for Fedora
cjfields at uiuc.edu
Sat Mar 31 11:50:59 EDT 2007
> My sense is that if the license of a package is OK with Fedora and it
> doesn't otherwise break up a group of packages too much (e.g. breaking
> up Bioperl may or may not be a good idea), then it could go into
> Fedora. (For example I believe that the NCBI C++ toolkit's license
> should be just fine being a work of the US government is in the public
> domain, so it could go in Fedora, same for BLAST, which is has
> an implementation within the toolkit).
BioPerl is issued under the Perl Artistic License so there shouldn't
be any problems with making a distribution. A copy of the license is
included in CVS and should be included in the distribution.
As I stated in a another post we already make bioperl core, bioperl-
run, bioperl-network, and bioperl-db PPMs for ActivePerl so I don't
see a problem with having a Fedora RPM available for core, bioperl-
run, bioperl-db. etc., though I would stick with releases and not CVS.
> Is anybody in Biopackages.net interested in packaging biopython there?
> Given that whether or not Bioperl lives (partially) in Fedora is still
> under discussion, it might make sense for me to suspend work on the
> Bioperl stuff (although not the CPAN Perl deps) and work on a
> biopython package for Fedora for the moment until we decide how to
> proceed with Bioperl.
>  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/IEB/ToolBox/C_DOC/lxr/source/
>  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/developer.shtml
> Alex Lancaster, Ph.D. | Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University
> of Arizona
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