Bug#564562: stdeb - update description
On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 14:21 +0200, Piotr Ożarowski wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> * Package name : stdeb
> Description : Python to Debian source package conversion utility
> stdeb produces Debian source packages from Python packages via a new
> distutils command, sdist_dsc. Automatic defaults are provided for the
> Debian package, but many aspects of the resulting package can be
> customized via a configuration file. An additional command, bdist_deb,
> creates a Debian binary package, a .deb file.
The new version 0.5  contains some nice new(?) feature to create .deb
packages. The package description should be updated accordingly, I
suggest the one below.
Also, I think it is important that stdeb package description should
explicitly mention that .deb from Debian archive are preferred and
supported(2). I am not completely happy with the note I provided.
If the downloaded files aren't gpg/ssl signed, the package description
should mention it.
,----------( proposed package description )---
| This package provide some tools to produces Debian packages
| from Python packages via a new distutils command, sdist_dsc. Automatic
| defaults are provided for the Debian package, but many aspects of the
| resulting package can be customized via a configuration file.
| * pypi-install will query the Python Package Index (PyPI) for a
| package, download it, create a .deb from it, and then install
| the .deb.
| * py2dsc will convert a distutils-built source tarball into a Debian
| source package.
| Note: Only Python modules downloaded from Debian archive are supported
| by Debian. Auto-converted packages may not install/work and may
| requires manual fine tuning to reach Debian standards.
(2) This is why I CC'ed debien-devel
Can you master Open-source software? Prove it, write documentation.