packages you want to see in raspbian


 
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by GrahamC » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:29 pm
asterisk (I don't know if this is in the Debian repository either yet).
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by plugwash » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:44 am
asterisk (I don't know if this is in the Debian repository either yet).

It is in debian, lets take a look at why it's not in raspbian.

asterisk was not being built because it build-depends on libopenr2-dev (source package openr2)

openr2 failed to build because of a "build-arch" related issue, i've successfully built it without using build-arch and have uploaded it to the repo

asterisk is now in needs-build
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by plugwash » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:48 am
kmpm wrote:I would really like to have node.js and npm available.
For nodejs there are packages for sid with amd64 armel armhf i386 as architectures so it looks as if it would be possible at least. npm have [b]all[b] as architecture so that should not be impossible as soon as nodejs is working.

http://packages.debian.org/sid/nodejs
http://packages.debian.org/sid/npm

nodejs is only in sid right now due to discussions about policy issues. So raspbian has not tried to build it yet, I could pull it in manully but i'm not sure if I should.
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by plugwash » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:50 am
ratherDashing wrote:Can we get unrar included?

Unrar is in non-free, we do plan to build non-free eventually but it will require some rejigging of the autobuilder setup and I don't want to do that right now as in the run-up to the freeze there are a lot of packages landing.

In the meantime you should be able to build it yourself from the debian source package. Please post if you have problems and i'll try to help.
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by plugwash » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:52 am
emg wrote:
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 xserver-xorg-video-dummy : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


How about xserver-xorg-video-dummy for easy headless x11vnc usage?

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by kmpm » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:43 am
plugwash wrote:
kmpm wrote:I would really like to have node.js and npm available.
For nodejs there are packages for sid with amd64 armel armhf i386 as architectures so it looks as if it would be possible at least. npm have [b]all[b] as architecture so that should not be impossible as soon as nodejs is working.

http://packages.debian.org/sid/nodejs
http://packages.debian.org/sid/npm

nodejs is only in sid right now due to discussions about policy issues. So raspbian has not tried to build it yet, I could pull it in manully but i'm not sure if I should.


Ok... when time comes this might be helpful http://blog.tomg.co/post/21322413373/how-to-install-node-js-on-your-raspberry-pi
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by dave_p » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:23 pm
Handbrake.

Since we're not allowed to use the hardware to display MPEG-2 a transcoder is necessary.
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by emg » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:25 pm
plugwash wrote:
emg wrote:
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 xserver-xorg-video-dummy : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


How about xserver-xorg-video-dummy for easy headless x11vnc usage?

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Sorry, I'm a linux noob. binnmu = binary-only non-maintainer upload. What does this mean?
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by jskov » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:43 pm
I saw that dvbstreamer is already included, which pleased me no end since I'm doing a PVR project.

Unfortunately, the linuxtv modules (v4l-dvb I believe) are not present, so dvbstreamer is pretty much unusable.


So I would like to see the linuxtv drivers (the DVB drivers). They in turn require at least one kernel option (CONFIG_I2C, iirc) not enabled in the hexxeh kernel.

At least that was the lay of the land last I checked a week or two ago. Apologies if the packages are available now.
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by plugwash » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:36 pm
emg wrote:Sorry, I'm a linux noob. binnmu = binary-only non-maintainer upload. What does this mean?

It means a rebuild of the binary without changing the source, usually done when shifting library versions or other ABIs make a package uninstallable.

Anyway the builds of asterisk and xserver-xorg-video-dummy completed successfully, they should be ok now (or possiblly on the next mirror run)
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by plugwash » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:41 pm
jskov wrote:I saw that dvbstreamer is already included, which pleased me no end since I'm doing a PVR project.

Unfortunately, the linuxtv modules (v4l-dvb I believe) are not present, so dvbstreamer is pretty much unusable.


So I would like to see the linuxtv drivers (the DVB drivers). They in turn require at least one kernel option (CONFIG_I2C, iirc) not enabled in the hexxeh kernel.

At least that was the lay of the land last I checked a week or two ago. Apologies if the packages are available now.

Lets keep this thread for packages, i'll open another thread when I'm ready for kernel module suggestions.
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by sebseb7 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:30 am
plugwash wrote:
kmpm wrote:I would really like to have node.js and npm available.
For nodejs there are packages for sid with amd64 armel armhf i386 as architectures so it looks as if it would be possible at least. npm have [b]all[b] as architecture so that should not be impossible as soon as nodejs is working.

http://packages.debian.org/sid/nodejs
http://packages.debian.org/sid/npm

nodejs is only in sid right now due to discussions about policy issues. So raspbian has not tried to build it yet, I could pull it in manully but i'm not sure if I should.


I also would like to see nodejs in raspbian.
Last time i tried to build it from sid it did not work. (nodejs crashed with "illegal instruction".)

From what I know v8 is broken for raspbian right now, it tries to build with vfp3 support, but the raspberry only has vfp2.
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by mpthompson » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:55 pm
sebseb7 wrote:I also would like to see nodejs in raspbian.
Last time i tried to build it from sid it did not work. (nodejs crashed with "illegal instruction".)

From what I know v8 is broken for raspbian right now, it tries to build with vfp3 support, but the raspberry only has vfp2.


I looked into this and the v8 included with nodejs makes some dumb assumptions about the CPU capabilities that will have to be fixed. Looks like the determination of the CPU capabilities is isolated to a function or two. It shouldn't be too hard fix. I guess libv8 is the same, but I haven't checked. libv8 did build on Raspbian, but I assume it built because we are actually using armv7 systems for the builds and any self-tests probably passed, but would have failed had the package been build on an armv6 system. I'll look into this further and post back with what I find.
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by Steep » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:24 pm
Would wxCam be possible? I think it's going to be a better choice for astrophotography than cheese.
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by sebseb7 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:23 pm
mpthompson wrote:
sebseb7 wrote:libv8 did build on Raspbian, but I assume it built because we are actually using armv7 systems for the builds and any self-tests probably passed, but would have failed had the package been build on an armv6 system. I'll look into this further and post back with what I find.


it does build, but it fails with "Illegal instruction" when you run it on the pi.
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by SirLagz » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:21 pm
I want the ffmpeg and it's dependencies from the deb-multimedia repo rather than the default debian repo as they are more up to date.
There is already armel packages for it, so I'm guessing it won't be *too* difficult to recompile it for the Pi.
If someone can give me a quick pointer on how I can probably do it myself...
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by HansH » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:55 pm
thttpd small webserver, perfect for a Pi.

I currently have compiled the sourcecode because it wasn't in the repository.
Had to make a minor adjustment in an include file in order to get it compiled correctly....
(can't remember it, but if needed I can find out)
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by plugwash » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:54 pm
HansH wrote:thttpd small webserver, perfect for a Pi.

Depends on your definition of "perfect", I heard nginx is the best performing on the Pi though probablly not the smallest.

thttpd was removed from debian for being "RC-buggy for nearly a year, orphaned since 2.5 years, dead upstream (last release in 2007) and there's an abundance of minimal HTTP servers in Debian.", if you want to see it in raspbian I will need to see compelling evidence that it is better than the many other http servers we already have.
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by HansH » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:21 pm
If you want to do cgi scripting with nginx, they also state :
Nginx doesn't serve CGI scripts. While there's all sorts of hacks to work around this, none of them are really satisfactory or general-purpose.
Thttpd is a *very* simple (and very small footprint) HTTP server that includes CGI support. It's a good solution if you need CGI support. Simply proxy to it from Nginx for all your CGI needs.


So why would I run nginx and thttpd, if thttpd can also do html files....perhaps not as fast, but it saves memory.
But never mind, I am not dependent on a distro, I most of the time compile things from source.
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by colemickens » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:11 am
May I place another vote for 'omxplayer'?

Thanks for the great project. :D
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by jandafields » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:54 pm
plugwash wrote:
HansH wrote:thttpd small webserver, perfect for a Pi.

Depends on your definition of "perfect", I heard nginx is the best performing on the Pi though probablly not the smallest.

thttpd was removed from debian for being "RC-buggy for nearly a year, orphaned since 2.5 years, dead upstream (last release in 2007) and there's an abundance of minimal HTTP servers in Debian.", if you want to see it in raspbian I will need to see compelling evidence that it is better than the many other http servers we already have.


Plugwash, can you tell me what http servers are already included in Debian/RPi? I need a very small one that can handle http+php (and hopefully python).

Thanks!
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by chrisw2 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:46 pm
jandafields wrote: what http servers are already included in Debian/RPi? I need a very small one that can handle http+php (and hopefully python).

Thanks!

@Jandafields - if you install synaptic (apt-get install synaptic) you will find it is (IMO) a nice GUI frontend to apt and you will be able to do searches of what is in the repository or look at categories of software.

If you don't find what you want in the repository, you could try looking to see if any versions of debian have a source package for your chosen software http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages
You can then use the source to build your own binary DEB package. A guide on how to do this can be found here: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=38976

I did just this to produce a binary package for dhttpd.
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by Julian » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:40 am
I would love to see libreoffice
It is in the repository but its not installable because its missing some dependencies.
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by RaTTuS » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:54 am
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by jui-feng » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:58 pm
I have uptimed installed (from the repo), so it is already available.
gnomad2 is available as well and appears not to be missing any dependencies, but I never used it, so can't tell if there's anything wrong with it.
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