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Re: RFS: gnotify -- a notification service for many desktop-environments and WM's

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 11:24:59PM +0200, Simon MARTIN wrote:
> Hi debian-mentors!
> First of all, the most important information:
> ===========
> * Package name    : gnotify
>   Version         : 0.8
>   Upstream Author : Marius M. M. <DevilX33@hotmail.com>
> * URL             : http://gnotify.sourceforge.net/
> * License         : GPL
>   Description     : a notification service for many desktop-environments
> and WM's
>  GNotify is a little daemon written in C using GTK. It provides
>  (like the KDE KNotify-system) a notification-service for
>  Gnome/XFce/FVWM/Fluxbox/Enlightenment and other
>  Desktop-Environments/WindowManagers.
> ===========
> I'm packaging gnotify for about a month now, and I thought that it would
> be nice to have it in Debian directly also.
> Although gnotify is still far away from getting finished (espacially
> regarding documentation), it already provides good functionality.
> The latest version of gnotity can be downloaded from 
> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/gnotify/
> , whereas version 0.8-9 is the first one that is completely
> lintian-clean (the only warnings that remain are those:
> W: gnotify source: configure-generated-file-in-source config.status
> W: gnotify source: configure-generated-file-in-source config.log

I assume that upstream includes those files in their tarball, they shouldn't.
Educate them, tell it doesn't make sense the ship files that are generated
on normal build.
(For now you can tweak the original tarball, but that is considered harmfull )

> but I've read this can be ignored when beeing sure that the noted files
> are removed by debian/rules clean, which I'm quite sure about).
> To be honest, linda still finds an error:
> E: gnotify; Package contains autoconf-generated files.
> but I've absolutely no idea which files could be blamed for that. Please
> let me know what I've made wrong here.

I culpritt config.status & config.log, but I should have download your files,
so I do know what I talking about.

> gnotify can also be fetched via apt by easily adding the following line
> to the sources.list:
> deb http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> As you can see in the changelog, it took me several tries until I
> finally got a lintian-clean package.
> Although I think I've read the most important parts of manuals for New
> Maintainers, references for developers and so on, it is still quite
> possibly that I'm violating one or more Debian Policies. Please let me
> know in this case.
> I'd be very thankful for any notes and / or sponsorships.
> Kind regards,
>   Simon
> PS: I've already filed a bug against [1]wnpp, which I close in version
> 0.8-9; the latest version is 0.8-10
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=246481

Geert Stappers

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