Re: RFS: personalbackup
On (25/09/06 23:25), Kim Kuylen wrote:
> James Westby wrote:
> >On (23/09/06 19:41), Kim Kuylen wrote:
> >>Dear mentors,
> >>I am looking for a sponsor for my package "personalbackup".
> > * The files you add to the upstream code can be shipped under debian/
> > I believe, making it clearer they are contributed by you
> > specifically for Debian. If this is not the case, or the changes
> > will be incorporated in to the next upstream release.
> I'm afraid I do not quite understand this item :(
$ filterdiff -z personalbackup_1.0.3-1.diff.gz -x "*/debian/*" | lsdiff
Why are these files added in the .diff.gz?
> > * You should add a copyright and license statement about your Debian
> > packaging as well.
> Isn't that what the copyright file under the debian folder is for ?
> It now contains:
| The Debian packaging is (C) 2006, YOUR NAME <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
| is licensed under the GPL, see above.
> > * You could add a watch file.
> What do you exactly mean with this ? Do you have an example ?
> > * It seems to me that everything that ends up in /var/www/ might belong
> > in /usr/share/.
> Is this obligatory? Because I thought /var/www/personalbackup was the
> right location for the web stuff...
I don't understand what the files are, but they looked like they might
belong under /usr/share in the FHS, basically are they modified at all?
If not then /usr/share is probably the best place for them, if not then
/var something is more appropriate. If you explain a little about what
the files are then someone might be able to give you a definitive
>> * You ship an empty /tmp/ in the deb, please drop this.
> Personalbackup depends on the existence of the /tmp folder...so is it ok
> to just assume that it is always there ?
Other packages assume it is there I guess, but I have never seen one
ship it. I think you will be safe to remove it, but the /var/run
discussion on -devel recently highlights what it means to assume a
directory will exist.
> Thanks for the time you took to investigate my package!
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