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Re: Questions before RFS



Hi Sergio,

On Thu, Oct 08, 2015 at 02:03:49AM -0400, Sergio Durigan Junior wrote:
> I am finishing packaging SleepyHead
> (<http://sleepyhead.sourceforge.net/wiki/>, ITP on Bug#780060), and
> Andreas kindly suggested that I put the package under the Debian Med
> umbrella (which I obviously accepted).  However, before proceeding with
> the Request for Sponsorship I would like to ask a few questions.

Most of them were answered by Afif - I try to cover the remaining ones.
 
> 0) While looking at the git repositories, I found
> <http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debian-med/sleepyhead.git/>.  I assume
> this means that someone (Ulisses S. Freitas, probably) started an
> attempt to package the software, but apparently never finished it.  I

I checked this out and noticed that this is rather a clone of the
upstream Git and very small changes to our existing packaging template.

> could not find any message/ITP related to this attempt;

This might (or might not) be related to my habit also delay an ITP until
I'm really sure I can finish the package.  Since chances are low that
several people at the same time are working on the same package I take
the freedom to derive from the usual practice for the simple reason to
avoid ITPs bitrotting inside BTS.

> is this OK to
> proceed with my (almost complete) efforts?  I am copying Ubiratan on
> this message.

>From my perspective it is OK to drop the old repository since it is
basically a single commit from 1.5 years ago with obviously no further
interest.  And I would really remove the old repository since I would
recommend to use the default packaging scheme with pristine-tar due to
the fact that you need to remove files from the upstream tarball.

> 4) This one should probably go to debian-mentors, but I'll take my
> chances here.  SleepyHead is shipped with some bundled libraries, which
> I already removed from the compilation process in order to meet our
> policy.  However, their files are still in the tree (specifically a
> "jquery.js" file that is causing a lintian error)).  I tried using the
> "Files-Excluded:" directive on debian/copyright, without success.  I've
> seen that Andreas got involved in the discussions about implementing
> Files-Excluded, so I would like to know: what is the right thing to do
> in this case?  My current plan (not implemented yet) is to create a new
> repository with "gbp import-orig" while providing the "--filter="
> parameter to not import the bundles.  Any other suggestion?

I'd like to stress Afif's suggestion to use Files-Excluded.
 
> Well, I guess that's it.  Thanks for the time and patience.

You are welcome.  Feel free to keep on asking here if not all your
questions might have answered properly.

Kind regards

    Andreas.

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