Re: Replacing libio-compress-bzip2-perl, libcompress-zlib-perl, libio-compress-zlib-perl, and libio-compress-base-perl with libio-compress-perl
On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:05:30 +0200 gregor herrmann <email@example.com>
>On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:26:31 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> The draft package is in the pkg-perl svn (since they are maintainer of
>> one of the constituent modules). I also added anyone who was in
>> Maintainer for any of these packages to Uploaders for the combined
> please drop the _ to avoid matching developer releases
> (that "tradition" is rather new)
>* please rename debian/libio-compress-perl.docs to
> debian/libio-compress-perl.examples and change the contents to
> why is there the whole changelog of libio-compress-base-perl?
> libio-compress-perl is a new package so it should only have one
> changelog stanza with "Initial release (closes: #nnnnnn)." (and
> maybe a mentioning of the merge for users and ftp-masters). That
> also implies filing an ITP.
> please convert to the new format -- and I think it can be greatly
> simplified. IMO there's no reason to mention stuff from older
I did not do this. I did review and take some information from all of the
older packages, so I'm not comfortable removing the attribution. I won't
object though if someone else is.
I'm waiting for the new copyright format to be finalized before investing
my time in it. If someone else in the team cares to convert it, that's
fine with me, but I don't care to do it.
> this is the debian/rules file from libio-compress-base-perl ?!
> I guess it could be simplified but haven't looked in detail
Yes. It now needs something for the transitional packages to build, but
it's very late and I'm out of energy.
> - there's "Build-Depends-Indep: [..], libcompress-raw-bzip2-perl
> (>=2.020), libcompress-raw-zlib-perl (>= 2.020)" but those are
> not in Depends
> - we need transitional dummy packages for the 4 "old" packages,
> depending on the new libio-compress-perl, and
> - Replaces and Conflicts have then to be versioned as "(<< 2.020-1)"
>> The package builds and is Lintian clean (source and binary), but before
>> be uploaded, libcompress-raw-bzip2-perl and libcompress-raw-zlib-perl
>> have to be updated.
>Right, quoting META.yml:
> Compress::Raw::Bzip2: 2.020
> Compress::Raw::Zlib: 2.020
>> As soon as this is done, libio-compress-bzip2-perl,
>> libcompress-zlib-perl, libio-compress-zlib-perl, and
>Disclaimer: all this stuff is hurting my brain, so other thoughts are
I'm right with you.
>At the moment libio-compress-perl is in the pkg-perl repo and I guess
>we can maintain it there, but I think there are no objections if you
>want to take care of it :)
It's no matter to me which it is as long as someone cares for it in Debian.
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