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Ole Streicher 10-15-2012 08:39 AM

Bug#690531: ITP: iraf -- Image Reduction and Analysis Facility
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ole Streicher <>

* Package name : iraf
Version : 2.16
Upstream Author : IRAF programming group at the National Optical
Astronomy Observatories
* URL :
* License : mainly MIT, with no-ad clause
Description : Image Reduction and Analysis Facility

IRAF (an acronym for Image Reduction and Analysis Facility) is a
collection of software written at the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory (NOAO) geared towards the reduction of astronomical images
in pixel array form. This is primarily data taken from imaging array
detectors such as CCDs.

IRAF was in Debian until ~2004 [1], packaged by Zed Pobre. An attempt
was made by Justin Pryzby to put it back shortly later [2], but this was
not successfull due to the complicated licensing of IRAF (several
licenses, inclusing some non-free). However, recently IRAF simplified
their license in that they use only three DFSG compatible licenses [3],
with MIT covering most of the code.

Since this is a quite huge package, I would appreciate help and sharing
experiences on packaging. Also, if someone still keeps some results of
Justin's packagin, please drop me a note.




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