Re: RFS: QA Uploade -- tkgate 1.8.7-1 - Event driven digital circuit simulator with Tcl/Tk
Alexander Schmehl wrote:
* Barry deFreese <firstname.lastname@example.org> [080218 02:44]:
It includes a new upstream (fixes an RC bug)
Would have been nice to mention which bug ;)
Sorry, will do, next time.
and some significant re-packaging. It is also complaining about a
large /usr/share, so I'm wondering if it should be split into a -data
package or something? It was installing everything under
At least a -data package should be splitted of; one could even consider
to splitt of the documentation in a sepperate package.
While takling about it, I don't like the places you install your the
files under /usr/share.
While it is okay to install stuff at /usr/share/tkgate-1.8.7, I would
search for the documentation in /usr/share/doc/tkgate/. The least thing
you should do is to install a symlink in /usr/share/doc/tkgate/.
Gah, that's new. I ripped it out because lintian was complaining that
it was an extra license file.
Uhm... and I just compiled and installed the package. It doesn't start:
TKGate 1.8.7 - Digital Circuit Editor and Simulator (released Jan 29 2007)
[Compiled Feb 18 2008 12:30:16]
Copyright (C) 1987-2007 by Jeffery P. Hansen
TKGate comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; see 'Help...License' menu
for license and warranty details. Report problems to email@example.com
tkgate: <1.8.7> alex [Linux] (18-Feb-08 13:42) No localized strings for 43 messages. Use 'tkgate -v' for details. (tkgate.c, line 342)
Error in startup script: couldn't read file "/usr/share/tkgate-1.8.7/scripts/license.tcl": no such file or directory
(file "/usr/share/tkgate-1.8.7/scripts/tkgate.tcl" line 58)
Indeed, there is no /usr/share/tkgate-1.8.7/scripts/license.tcl, while
the orig.tar.gz contains one.
Oh, you remove it in debian/rules? Any reason for that?
Looking at the rules-file, I wondered about that:
# The following line is just here to make lintian happy
chmod +x $(CURDIR)/debian/tkgate/usr/share/tkgate-1.8.7/scripts/tree.tcl
chmod +x $(CURDIR)/debian/tkgate/usr/share/tkgate-1.8.7/scripts/elistbox.tcl
While it is not a bug, I think I would have used a lintian override for
- it build depends on tcl8.4 | tcl8.3 (and tk). AFAIK tcl8.3 is to be
dropped for lenny, and tcl8.5 is the new standard tcl. So please
adjust the build-depends accordingly (see mail send to
debian-devel-announce a couple of days ago).
Yeah, I wondered about that, thanks.
- The watchfile is broken
Hmm, I had it working. I'll check that too.
- The URL mentioned in the packages long description has been moved;
please change that or drop the sentence completly (since the homepage
is allread mentioned with it's own field).
Grr, I thought I removed that.
- debian/copyright is wrong; the files I checked under src/tkgate are
gpl-2 or later. I think it should be mentioned that way (and the
pointer to the common licenses adjusted).
I thought I left the link to GPL?
Thanks for looking at this!