Re: wannabe package maintainer
> On 3/7/06, Justin Pryzby <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > On 3/7/06, Justin Pryzby <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 03:29:54PM -0700, Ranjan Grover wrote:
> > > > > Hello
> > > > >
> > > > > I wanna maintain the Gwyddion package (http://gwyddion.net) on the
> > > > > debian system. Gwyddion is a data anlaysis software for images
> > > > > generated using scanning probe microscopy which is the emphasis of my
> > > > > doctoral research. I've been able to generate the package and was
> > > > > wondering if anyone here can sponsor/mentor me to become a package
> > > > > maintainer in the debian apt-repository.
> > > > Could you post a hyperlink to a location where we can find the package
> > > > for review?
> > On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 05:04:47PM -0700, Ranjan Grover wrote:
> > > The deb pacakge may be downloaded from
> > > http://soundgarden.optics.arizona.edu/gwyddion_1.15-1_i386.deb
> > This is the binary package; the only thing interesting to review is
> > the source package; you need to publish, at least, the .diff.gz, and
> > preferrably also the .orig.tar.gz and the .dsc files.
On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 05:28:55PM -0700, Ranjan Grover wrote:
> Here you go
You need to remove all the unused ./debian/*.ex, edit the changelog,
dirs, copyright, control, edit rules, remove unused/comment lines, and
(my preference) remove any generated files in the "clean" target.
Lots of work to be done. You should end up with a readable .diff.gz;
even if you choose to not remove the generated files, the diff should
be readable by skipping the generated files (m/^--- /), and contain as
pure content as possible; you should be able to point your upstream
authors to it and say "the changes I made for distribution with Debian
can be found at: ...".
Don't do this; see Branden's bug on lintian for more info.