Re: ANN: cabal-debian et el
email@example.com (Trent W. Buck) writes:
> "Jeremy Shaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Automatically generate a debian directory from a .cabal package. To
>> use, cd in the root directory of the .cabal project and run:
>> cabal-debian --debianize
> Also, by default it sets debian/compat to 7, but the build dependency is
> on debhelper >> 5. Shouldn't these match? [...]
I found some more notes:
- Currently the short descriptions are all identical. Convention seems
to be to append "; documentation" and "; profiling libraries"
respectively for the appropriate bits.
- No DEHS/uscan watch file is provided. A hackage one is trivial:
$ cat debian/watch
Where "Foo" is the package name. I don't know what to do about
debianizing cabal packages that aren't on hackage.
- No final newline in debian/compat. This makes the .diff.gz slightly
ugly "\ no trailing newline".
- Auto-add DMUA field in debian/compat? It's easy to forget, and if
you do, you need to pester your sponsor for a second upload. Maybe
auto-add it only if --maintainer Foo is found in the
debian-maintainers keyring (and that package is installed)?