On Aug 3, 2007, at 6:44 PM, gregor herrmann wrote:
On Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:26:42 +0200, Jeremiah Foster wrote:
I am looking for a sponsor for my package "libq-perl6-say--perl".
The package name looks strange to me; shouldn't it be
It should but I couldn't get it to show up that way for some
reason. I hacked on the files a little bit hoping I was something I
did but dh-make-perl insisted it should be called that. I must have
done something wrong.
And a package called libperl6-say-perl is already in Debian:
Odd. I looked for it first. Apparently I did not look closely enough.
gregoa@belanna:~$ apt-cache policy libperl6-say-perl
500 http://ftp2.de.debian.org testing/main Packages
990 http://ftp2.de.debian.org unstable/main Packages
gregoa@belanna:~$ apt-cache --no-all-versions show libperl6-say-perl
Maintainer: David Moreno Garza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: perl (>= 5.6.0-16)
Description: print -- but no newline needed
Implements a close simulation of the say function in Perl 6, which
acts like print but automatically appends a newline.
Use it just like print (except that it only supports the indirect
object syntax when the stream is a bareword).
Two additional comments:
mentions the Debian Perl Group as the Maintainer but I can't see
package in our svn repo (which is good in that case because it
already and is maintained by Damog :-))
I thought I would put it there since I cannot upload to
svn.debian.org since I am not a DD and do not have an account.
lists only a .dsc and a .tar.gz. That means that you built a Debian
native package which shouldn't be the case for all software except
for tools that are only used in and by Debian.
Ah, didn't know that.
Usually this happens if you don't have the upstream tarball around
at build time or if it's not named correctly.
I couldn't seem to name it correctly for dh-make-perl's
satisfaction, I have to figure out how to do that. Then I think the
warnings about the extra '-' will disappear and I will adhere to
policy, which is always good. :)