creating `units' package
I've debianized the GNU `units' program by Adrian Mariano for my own
use, and I want to contribute it to the Debian distribution as an easy
introduction before looking at taking over any orphaned packages or
creating more ambitious packages.. It also seems to be a bit of an
ommission in Debian when units is a standard part of many real Unixes,
Putting the package together has raised a few questions:
- First of all, has anyone put units into Debian since the 1.2.5
distribution's Packages file that I'm using as a reference? I
haven't seen it, but just in case I missed it...
- The GPL in /usr/doc/copyright/GPL.gz, and in COPYING with the
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
but the program's source code says:
* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
* along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
* Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
Which of these is correct?
- I don't really know which section and priority units should go in.
I guess it's doing maths so it could go there. Because it's quite
small and is a standard part of some Unixes, I would like to put it
in standard. Your comments would be appreciated.
For those of you who don't know what units is, here's the blurb:
: The `units' program converts quantities expressed in various scales
: to their equivalents in other scales. The `units' program can only
: handle multiplicative scale changes. For example, it cannot convert
: Celsius to Fahrenheit but it can convert temperature differences
: between those temperature scales.
: The units are defined in an external data file. You can use the
: extensive data file that comes with this program, or you can provide
: your own data file to suit your needs.
: You can use the program interactively with prompts, or you can use it
: from the command line.
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