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 * [wiki:/Repository The repository and backports] -- information about DebianGis packages and providing current packages for older version of Debian  * [wiki:/Repository The repository and backports] -- get the latest DebianGis packages hot off the press or modern packages built for older versions of Debian


What is DebianGis ?

DebianGis is about improving [http://www.debian.org Debian] to make it the best distribution for Geographical Information Systems applications and users. A good deal of GIS related softwares and libraries (e.g. GRASS, see http://grass.itc.it) are already present in Debian. Thanks to efforts of the DebianGis team, we have currently an up-to-date GRASS package in main and many other packages. Other programs are along their way to be included in the archive.

The coordination of this project happens on pkg-grass-general@lists.alioth.debian.org. You can subscribe to it by using the form available [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-grass-general here]. Public archives of the list are at the same place. A list of svn committments and uploads is available at pkg-grass-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org and is generally used by developers for keeping tracks of work done. We started a DebianGis packages repository (also opened to non Debian Developers and sponsorees) and a Subversion (SVN) archive for co-maintainance.

[http://www.ubuntu.com/wiki/UbuntuGIS ?UbuntuGis] is a page that collects GIS-related information for the [http://www.ubuntu.com/ ?UbuntuLinux] distribution. UbuntuGIS is not an actual project for maintaining GIS packages like DebianGis. Similar projects are conducted by a few other groups. See [http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Distribution_Special_Interest_Groups OSGeo Distribution Special Interest Groups] for more information.

General contents

  • [wiki:/MailingLists Mailing Lists] -- the mailing lists used for coordinating the project

  • IRC -- Use the #debian-gis channel on the OFTC network

  • [wiki:/PackageList Packages List] -- list of packages in, or proposed for, Debian (see also: [http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/debiangis-status.html The DebianGis packages thermometer])

  • [wiki:/Repository The repository and backports] -- get the latest DebianGis packages hot off the press or modern packages built for older versions of Debian

  • [wiki:/BugsReporting Reporting bugs] -- how to report bugs about DebianGis packages.

  • [wiki:/UpdatingPostGIS PostGIS updating hints] -- how to approach updating postgresql and postgis to newer versions
  • [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/10/msg00007.html The DebianGis Manifesto] -- first announce of the DebianGis Project

  • [wiki:/LiveImages Live images] -- Test the GIS tools in Debian using a live boot image