Re: Upstream maintainer adding debian/rules
On Fri, Nov 06, 1998 at 08:28:21PM +0200, Kalle Niemitalo wrote:
> Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Please, PLEASE, make the resulting .deb Policy conformant!
> I'm trying hard :)
> In fact, that's why I asked here in the first place.
I just wanted to make sure we agree. :-)
> > > I don't want to become an official Debian developer, at least not
> > > yet. I'm too lazy for that
> > Then you shouldn't make a package.
> How come? I don't see how it would hurt anyone.
I was reading your original mail as saying "I'll make a quick package,
never mind if it's quality or not, it works for me so it must work for
all the others, too". But this was a worst-case reading, and I'm
happy to find out that it wasn't the right way to read it.
> I'm not sure they are benefits. Should RPM DUMB users be reporting
> the bugs to Debian? I doubt it.
No, but Debian users can use their familiar email@example.com
address for reporting bugs. That's a big advantage in my eyes.
> So you say I should make a detailed list of all the infinite bugs,
No, just list one or two of the worst, or say "this package isn't
release quality". I've seen a bug of the latter kind being filed by
the appropriate package maintainer. In fact, this was recommended in
-mentors about a month ago, IIRC.
> mail a copy of my driver's license to the US
Email is sufficient. I believe you could ask the new maintainer
people for their preferred PGP key so you can encrypt the photo if
you're that paranoid.
Or, if you live near a Debian developer, you could get your PGP key
signed. If I am accepted before you file your application, I'll
volunteer for that in Jyväskylä (where I live), Äänekoski (where my
father lives) and Tampere (where my mother lives), and thereabouts.
> and invent and remember one or two new passwords? Uh-oh...
Use ssh and RSA authentication :-) And upload via the European upload
> > Yes. You might want to keep your job as a upstream developer and the
> > Debian packager separated.
> If I do that, must all tar.gz files be in two versions (xxx and
The upstream and Debian .orig tarballs are identical, just the name is
different. You can eg. symlink them in your FTP site, if you want.
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho A7 <firstname.lastname@example.org> ** <URL:http://www.iki.fi/gaia/> **
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Trust the FAQ.