Re: Taking over different packages with a single source package
On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 12:14:06AM +0100, Danai SAE-HAN wrote:
> Hi list!
> I'm nearly finished with my /magnum opus/, latex-cjk (a LaTeX macro
> that allows you to insert Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and
> Vietnamese text in a LaTeX document), which you can find at
> deb http://chinese.alioth.debian.org latex-cjk/
> deb-src http://chinese.alioth.debian.org latex-cjk/
> I only need to (re)package some bitmap fonts (which is not necessary
> to run the packages since I also provide better-quality Type1 fonts,
> but is nice to have, esp. for CNS).
> These fonts can be found at ftp://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/fonts/CJK/.
> I find it too bothersome and clumsy to have a source package for each
> and every font, so I would like to use only 1.
How many source packages are we talking? Typically, using pristine
source tarballs, when possible, is strongly recommended. I can see
the justification in repacking to a single sourceball if there are
many such packages.
> My questions:
> - What to do about the old changelogs if I want to use a single
> Debian source for all packages?
Are they all the same? You might just include them as
> - Do I just put dummy entries in the changelog up to version 1.0.4?
Anything is probably better than dummy entries:)
> - Do I put the content of the old changelogs altogether in one
> changelog entry?
> - What about the name of the Debian source packages ("hbf-cns40-1",
> "hbf-jfs56", etc. in comparison with the new source package
What about it?
> - Should I put the old packages on the "Replace:" line? Or even set
> "Conflicts: hbf-foo1 (<=1.0.3), hbf-foo2 (<=1.0.2), etc."?
Best to get in touch with Anthony Fok so you can coordinate it. If
you're going to do separate and pristine source packages, then why not
just use his?