[needs-packaging] New package sphinx-voxforge-en

Bug #1141942 reported by Pete Woods on 2013-03-03
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sphinx-voxforge-en (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This bug is for a new source package sphinx-voxforge-en. It is derived from the Voxforge audio corpus, which is licensed under the GPL version 2.

I have built and packaged this so that Ubuntu Touch's HUD can have access to an international English acoustic model (i.e. not just limited to US English).

Ubuntu Version: Raring
Repo: Universe
Homepage: http://www.voxforge.org/

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tags: added: bot-comment
Pete Woods (pete-woods) on 2013-03-04
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Pete Woods (pete-woods) on 2013-03-05
tags: removed: bot-comment
description: updated
description: updated
Pete Woods (pete-woods) on 2013-03-05
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → New
summary: - New package sphinx-voxforge-en
+ [needs-packaging] New package sphinx-voxforge-en
tags: added: needs-packaging raring
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

*** This is an automated message ***

This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

This package is going to need a Feature Freeze exception: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess#FeatureFreeze_for_new_packages

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Subscribing ubuntu-release, unsubscribing ubuntu-sponsors for now.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

Approved on the understanding that this isn't destined for any Raring release media. Moving back to ubuntu-sponsors.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Triaged
Ted Gould (ted) on 2013-03-13
Changed in ubuntu:
milestone: none → ubuntu-13.04
assignee: nobody → Pete Woods (pete-woods)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This fixes Maintainer:, Standards-Version:, and a typo in the description. However, there are several problems which prevent uploading:

- The original tarball does not have any license document nor any copyright statements.
- There should be a debian/rules get-orig-source rule to construct the original tarball, as this isn't shipped anywhere in this form. (See http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source.html)
- The short description of the two binary packages is identical

Please re-subscribe ubuntu-sponsors once you have a fixed package.


Pete Woods (pete-woods) wrote :

Martin, I can certainly address two of those comments. In terms of generating the tarball, it was not easy at all. I did it by writing a Python tool to sync the audio files from Voxforge, then configure and run sphinxtrain against them.

See: https://launchpad.net/voxforge-sphinx-train/

Is it possible to add a pointer to this program instead of automated rules? It takes >12 hours of computation time on a 8 core 16GB computer to do it also..

Pete Woods (pete-woods) wrote :

Also, the short descriptions are not identical. One is described as an acoustic model, the other a language model. :)

Pete Woods (pete-woods) wrote :

There is already an (admittedly short) description of where the original tarball comes from in the debian/watch file. Is this information inadequate?

Pete Woods (pete-woods) wrote :
Pete Woods (pete-woods) wrote :

The new tarball has a GPL-v2 COPYING file in it now, and I've applied your other changes, too.

Pete Woods (pete-woods) wrote :

I have improved the debian watch file description in the latest upload.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Uploaded. Unsubscribing sponsors for now.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

sphinx-voxforge-en is in Raring and Saucy

affects: ubuntu → sphinx-voxforge-en (Ubuntu)
Changed in sphinx-voxforge-en (Ubuntu):
assignee: Pete Woods (pete-woods) → nobody
milestone: ubuntu-13.04 → none
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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