Re: first questions
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 04:21:21PM -0400, Wolfgang Sourdeau wrote:
> I am the author of the GNU HaliFAX viewer and I have pre-packaged it
> for Debian GNU/Linux. I have been a maintainer since Saturday and
> In http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-upload.en.html,
> paragraph 6.4.1 it is mentionned that the archive maintainer will
> chose the appropriate category for a package. Does this mean that one
> should take arrangement with him before uploading the package (so as
> to have a consistent control file between the local and remote
> archives) ?
No, you just specify the section in the control file. You'll get a
notification from the installer about which files he is going to stow
where in the archives. Only if you do not agree for some reason you contact
the archive manger.
> The dh_installchangelogs doesn't accept a ChangeLog parameter when the
> package is a native debian package. However, the GNU HaliFAX project
> is (as its name implies) an official GNU project, which besides other
> things, mean that we have to comply with the GNU standards. Those
> standards specify a certain format for ChangeLog which differs from
> the one of the Debian changelog format. Also, as a programmer I don't
> want Debian-specific informations to go in my main changelog. I would
> like to know if this is a bug in dh_installchangelogs or if I have
> missed something? If the latter is true, what exactly is the problem
> and what can be done about it. For the moment, I am "fooling" this
> utility by adding a Debian release number ("0.21.0-1") instead of
> having it be the same as the native release number ("0.21.0").
> I think this is it for the moment.
There is no fooling, this is exactly what you should do. Debian
native packages are for instance the debian package tools. In almost
all situations you should add a package version number, as you did.