Re: RFS: bashare
guido iodice <email@example.com> writes:
> It builds these binary packages:
> bashare - BaShare helps you share files with your friends
Please write a synopsis that says what the package “is”. Example (you'll
have to change it so it's accurate):
Description: simple file-sharing HTTP server
See the Debian Developer's Reference guidelines on the package synopsis
> My motivation for maintaining this package is: I'm the original
Thank you for working to improve Debian.
> I removed extra files (see lintian log) but I'm in dubt about debian
> native warning: actually bashare *is* a debian native package also in
Few packages are Debian native; this is reserved for packages that don't
make sense to install anywhere except a Debian system. The work you're
packaging would be useful outside of Debian, so it should not be a
See the answer to “When to use a native vs a non-native debian package”
> Another question is about manpages: Is it necessary? BaShare today is
> a only-gui software. However I could write a manpage.
Yes, every command needs a full manpage as well as many other parts of
the system; see Debian policy §12.1.
The manual page for a command contains much useful information, even for
commands that launch GUI programs.
> The final issue is that bashare suggest miniupnpc that is not in
> debian today.
Is it currently being worked on by someone to become a Debian package? I
would say until it's clear the referenced package will be in Debian, it
should not appear in your package's dependencies.
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