Re: RFS: monkey
Le Tuesday 26 February 2008 14:09:34 Thorsten Schmale, vous avez écrit :
> Dear mentors,
> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "monkey".
Few remarks on your package.
> It builds these binary packages:
> monkey - a small http server
* Could you provide more informations, we already have other http server, so
why this one in particular ?
* in debian/control:
- Standards-Version: 3.7.2, should be 3.7.3
- "a" small http server: should avoid the "a" I think. Also, a more specific
description would be good (cf up)
* In debian/rules:
- Why do you pass -n option to dh_installinit ? This generates code snippets
for maintainer scripts that turns out to be exactly what you have..
- You don't have to move changelog in rules, just pass the good name to
- Same for monkey.conf, you should use a install file or dh_install...
* in debian/changelog
- You should open a ITP bug (use "reportbug wnpp" in command line) and close
it in the initial changelog.
* Daemon init:
- You perhaps could run the daemon under a specific user, not nobody. You
will then need to create the user in maintainer scripts. You can look at
other mackaged daemons for that.
- Also the init script doesn't look very standard (not tested though). In
particular it doesn't call start-stop-daemon. It also has a lintian warning
(see below). Have you compared with other packaged daemons ??
Appart from those remarks, you have lintian issues (some of which are reported
14:32 toots@ras-macintosh /tmp/monkey-0.9.2%
lintian -viI ../monkey_0.9.2-1_amd64.changes
N: Setting up lab in /tmp/ie1BcMJmsS ...
N: Processing changes file monkey_0.9.2-1_amd64.changes ...
N: Processing 2 packages...
N: Processing source package monkey (version 0.9.2-1) ...
W: monkey source: debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error line 29
N: A rule in the debian/rules file for this package calls the package's
N: clean or distclean target with a line like:
N: -$(MAKE) distclean
N: The leading "-" tells make to ignore all errors. Normally this is done
N: for packages using Autoconf since Makefile may not exist. However,
N: this line ignores all other error messages, not just the missing
N: Makefile error. It's better to use:
N: [ ! -f Makefile ] || $(MAKE) distclean
N: so that other error messages from the clean or distclean rule will
N: still be caught (or just remove the "-" if the package uses a static
W: monkey source: out-of-date-standards-version 3.7.2 (current is 3.7.3)
N: The source package refers to a 'Standards-Version' that is starting to
N: get out of date, compared to current Policy. You can safely ignore
N: this warning, but please consider updating the package to current
N: Processing binary package monkey (version 0.9.2-1) ...
I: monkey: hyphen-used-as-minus-sign usr/share/man/man8/monkey.8.gz:17
N: Manual page seems to contain a hyphen where a minus sign was intended.
N: '-' chars are interpreted as hyphens (U+2010) by groff, not as minus
N: signs (U+002D). Since options to programs use minus signs (U+002D),
N: this means for example in UTF-8 locales that you cannot cut&paste
N: options, nor search for them easily.
N: '-' must be escaped ('\-') to be interpreted as minus. If you really
N: intend a hyphen, write it as '\(hy' to emphasise that fact. See
N: groff(7) and especially groff_char(7) for details, and also the thread
N: starting with
N: If you use some tool that converts your documentation to groff format,
N: it might be possible that this tool converts dashes of any kind to
N: groff hyphens, while the safe way of converting dashes is usually to
N: convert them to '\-'.
N: Because this error can occur very often we show only the first 10
N: occurrences for each man page and give the number of suppressed
N: occurrences. If you want to see all warnings, run lintian with the
N: -d/--debug option.
I: monkey: hyphen-used-as-minus-sign usr/share/man/man8/monkey.8.gz:20
I: monkey: hyphen-used-as-minus-sign usr/share/man/man8/monkey.8.gz:21
I: monkey: hyphen-used-as-minus-sign usr/share/man/man8/monkey.8.gz:22
I: monkey: hyphen-used-as-minus-sign usr/share/man/man8/monkey.8.gz:23
I: monkey: hyphen-used-as-minus-sign usr/share/man/man8/monkey.8.gz:24
W: monkey: init-d-script-stops-in-s-runlevel /etc/init.d/banana
N: This /etc/init.d script specifies the S runlevel in Default-Stop in
N: its LSB keyword section. The S runlevel is not a real runlevel and is
N: only used during boot. There is no way to switch to it and hence no
N: use for stop scripts for it, so S should be removed from Default-Stop.
W: monkey: new-package-should-close-itp-bug
N: This package appears to be the first packaging of a new upstream
N: software package (there is only one changelog entry and the Debian
N: revision is 1), but it does not close any bugs. The initial upload of
N: a new package should close the corresponding ITP bug for that package.
N: This warning can be ignored if the package is not intended for Debian
N: or if it is a split of an existing Debian package.
N: Refer to Developers Reference, section 5.1 for details.
N: Removing /tmp/ie1BcMJmsS ...
- RFS: monkey
- From: Thorsten Schmale <firstname.lastname@example.org>