Re: [RFS]: jsMath:TeX equations in HTML documents
Yaroslav Halchenko <email@example.com> wrote:
> Packages are lintian/linda clean. Worries might be due to use of
> debconf in jsmath to configure web servers. gallery's scripts were used
> as a start point. I might in future disable botton in jsMath menu to
> look for updates (although it can't hurt so people could buzz me to run
> uscan ;-))
> Thanks everyone in advance for looking at.
debian/copyright: I think that a binary deb package is a derivative of
both the upstream source and the Debian packaging.
upstream's Apache license (v.2.0) and your GPL for
the packaging are incompatible.
- it's inconsistent to name them jsmath.config but postinst and postrm
without the package name prepended
- What's the purpose of this in config:
db_version 2.0 || [ 0 -lt 30 ]
This looks just like || true, and debconf-devel(7) suggests you never
need this command...
- the config script should try to detect which servers are actually
installed, to make sure the user does not select exactly the one
that's *not* installed. Might be tricky to implement, though.
- the second debconf question is asked with higher priority than the
first (why?), but the text is written with the assumption that the
user has already seen the first question. This should be changed...
- the postinst is probably RC buggy, see policy 10.7.4: "The maintainer
scripts must not alter a conffile of any package, including the one
the scripts belong to." At least /etc/apache2/httpd.conf doesn't seem
to be a conffile, but I think this mostly applies to configuration
Moreover, I doubt that this works at all, and I think there are better
mechanisms to interact with webserver packages than that. You write
you've taken the code from gallery, but that doesn't mean that it is
If I'm talking rubbish here, this is because I don't have much
experience with web servers - but I don't think it's complete
- why do you call dh_strip and dh_link?
So much for this package, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)