Re: Ubuntu-to-Debian packaging
On Nov 22, 2007 2:57 PM, Giovanni Mascellani <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is there somewhat like a policy, best practises or similar about doing
Not that I know of, but I've been asked this question before, so this
is my answer:
If the packaging licence allows it, you can take the package done by
Ubuntu as a basis, and you should credit the Ubuntu packagers in your
changelog and copyright files. But after that you'll need to:
1) Check that it complies with Debian Policy. I.e. check that it has
a manpage, a menu file, etc.
2) If it has patches, check if they are relevant to Debian.
3) Check that it builds correctly in a pbuilder (base install is not
the same in Ubuntu and Debian)
4) Do a general quality check to make sure that the package is of
Debian's quality and not Ubuntu's.