Re: RFS: GNU FreeDink
[Please keep me in Cc:, I didn't subscribe to the list]
> Sylvain, are you interested in packaging this game in your own or
> would you consider joining the Debian Games Team and maintain it
At first glance I'd say I'm packaging the game on my own, but I'm open
to alternatives that make everybody's life easier.
> My first thoughts on the packages:
> 1) Some of the tarballs include debian/ and their diffs are empty. In
> my opinion upstream tarballs should not include the debian/ directory.
I thought about it, and I concluded when the maintainer is part of the
upstream team (or in this case, _is_ upstream), it makes things easier
to keep 'debian/' upstream too.
I saw suggestions to place 'debian/' separately, but they usually
lacked elaboration, so I couldn't tell whether that applied to
freedink. On the contrary I saw discussion about a packager having
commit access to maintain upstream's debian/ and that was considered
So far it seems better for me not to separate 'debian/' :)
> 2) pdebuild on dfarc-2.99.20080819 fails (amd64):
Nice catch. I have access to a amd64 box so I'll setup a pbuilder
there and try.
> 3) usually it's recommended to remove the commented lines in
> debian/rules which are not relevant to the kind of package
Sure, I see. I'll clean debian/rules a bit.
Thanks for your answer!