packaging-manual package (was Re: Skeleton maintainer scripts (revised))
On 8 Apr 1998, Guy Maor wrote:
> email@example.com (Adam P. Harris) writes:
> > These are most excellent boilerplate maintainer scripts. I think they
> > should be integrated into the packaging manual. Juan, are you still
> > planning to do another unofficial upload of dpkg? Should integrate
> > Charles' scripts into the packaging manual and provide diffs to you?
> > Maybe should I do a renegade upload of dpkg with the packaging manual
> > changes? Thoughts from the dpkg group?
> Actually we wanted to split off the packaging manual from dpkg into a
> separate package. Chris Schwarz was going to maintain it.
Several important changes have to be done to the packaging manual (e.g.,
the handling of shared libraries in postinst scripts--see policy weekly
posting released in the next days) and therefore, I'd like to release a
separate packaging-manual package in the next few days (upload for
If the dpkg maintainer's agree, could someone of them please upload a new
dpkg package which does not include the manual anymore? (Please email me
directly if you need to know which files I take over exactly.) Another
possibility would be that I do a NMU of dpkg for this. Is this preferred?
-- Christian Schwarz
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