Re: Ubuntu-to-Debian packaging
On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 06:23:50PM -0400, Jose Luis Rivas Contreras wrote:
> You need a new changelog for Debian starting from scratch and you could
> adapt the copyright (if the license allow it) or just make one new.
Why? Thats IMHO a very bad way to do it.
1) changelog is to track was has been done in the package since its
beginning. since it is orignating from an ubuntu package, why should its
history be dropped? That has several disadvantages, including that its
impossible to track any change that happened before the initial Debian
release. Very bad. Also its not fair to the Ubuntu maintainers that did
the initial and eventually biggest part of the work. You simply ignore
the fact that they did something in the history of the package.
Besides from beeing unfair it might be a license violation, depending on
how the ubuntu packaging has been licensed.
2) it is also not wise to start a new copyright file. Besides from the
fact that the Ubuntu maintainers might already have worked alot on it
and it would be a big waste of time, to just drop it and start from new,
you should honour their work beeing done and their packaging license.