Re: RFC: KBoincSpy package
On Saturday 29 January 2005 15:45, Alejandro Exojo wrote:
> El Sábado, 22 de Enero de 2005 22:14, Frank S. Thomas escribió:
> I hope you have time to make KBoincSpy enter Debian. Since I don't see
> replies in debian-mentors to your request, I suggest you to also ask for a
> sponsor in debian-qt-kde, or a debian mailinglist in your language, if
> exists (in my case I have debian-devel-spanish :-)).
I asked for a sponsor back in november in debian-mentors and debian-kde, but
did not recieved any replies. I thought everyone is busy squashing their RC
bugs for the Sarge release.
I'll continue searching for a sponsor, but won't flood debian-mentors or
others with my RFS. I also tagged my ITP with "patch" to get listed at
Justin's page (http://rtfo.org/~justin/itp+patch/sponsor-needed.html), but it
seems that only a few developers know his page.
> > As I said before, I have packaged KBoincSpy for Debian and would
> > appreciate it if someone could have a look at this package. Source and
> > binary-i386 packages are available at my private repository:
> > deb http://www.thomas-alfeld.de/frank/download/debian/ ./
> > deb-src http://www.thomas-alfeld.de/frank/download/debian/ ./
> Unfortunately, I'm not a Debian Developer, so I can not sponsor you, but I
> have some small comments:
> - You include some changes directly in the diff; some are generated, like
> the ones in Makefile.in's, and some in cpp sources. For some people, is OK
> to include the files generated by automake and autoconf (thiw way, you
> don't need to build-depend on them), but I don't see a good idea to modify
> directly the sources.
I have imported the whole KBoincSpy source into a Subversion repository, so
that I can reverse all changes made to the source. Maybe multiple patches is
a nicer approach, but directly modifying the source is IMHO easier. I'll take
your remarks into consideration at the next upstream release, which will
probably be short after Einstein@home goes public.
> - The package recommends boinc-client, but where is this package available?
> A comment in the description, or in README.Debian, will be great for a
> BOINC newbie.
Your are absolutely right, I'll add a notice to the README.Debian. At the
moment there is only a source package, called boinc-public, available which
creates the boinc-client binary package:
Maybe there will be BOINC source and binary packages soon at:
> - The override for 'desktop-file-in-wrong-dir' is unneeded if you patch the
> Makefile.am for installing in the xdg_apps directory (which is correct, of
> course). It was a small lintian bug, and in the next version, will not
> complain about the other desktop files.
I was already using xdg_apps, but lintian complained about the other .desktop
files, that are installed into /usr/share/services
and /usr/share/servicetypes. I'll check again at the next lintian upgrade and
will remove this override if the warnings disappear.
Thanks for replying and looking at my package, I appreciate that!