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Re: camsource -- a modularized and multithreaded webcam-streaming software

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 07:15:33PM +0200, Thomas -Balu- Walter wrote:
> Can someone please have a look at my just finished .debs? 

I just peeked at the diff.

> More info on the package can be found at
>         http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=211538
> The packages can be found at 
>         http://www.b-a-l-u.de/debian/camsource/
> They were checked by lintian and linda and were clean (ignoring 
> W: camsource source: newer-standards-version 3.6.1)
> First problems I had regarding wether to split off the shared libraries
> or not were answered by chapter 10.2 of the policy :)
> To use the package with a webcam you have to create the video devices
> using makedev, allow a user to rw there, ... I've described what to do
> in the README.Debian. I was not sure wether to create the devices
> automatically, but besides getting too far for a first packaging you are
> not limited to video-devices. You can also stream your X-desktop :)

You may generate the devices in postinst without asking the user, you
just have to depend on makedev.

About README.Debian:
| usermod -G video <username>

I'd suggest "adduser <username> video" instead, it really only _adds_
the user to the group.

The build-depends aren't strict enough dh_install in debhelper 4.0.2
does not understand -list-missing or autodest.

If you are providing are shared library and expect other programs to
link against it, you'll need to provide a shlibs-file, e.g. by using

Otherwise nice first shot, afaict just from browsing the diff ;-)
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