2009/1/28 Paul Wise <email@example.com>:
> You should use a Debian-specific SONAME if upstream doesn't have one.
> Please teach upstream about SONAMEs, ABI etc and get them to do that
> stuff instead of doing it yourself.
That's actually already done, and upstream has accepted my patch to
add a soname, but hasn't made a release yet. We'll both be using the
> debian/postinst & debian/postrm look like they can be removed and
> generated by debhelper.
> debian/substvars should not be in the diff.gz
> patches/add-soname seems to change the whitespace in the definition of SRC, why?
Why not? It fits into 80 columns that way. :-)
> patches/add-soname has a typo in one of the variables added: VERSIOON
> patches/add-soname needs some more metadata: upstream status, author,
> location it was taken from (if it was taken from somewhere).
Done. Where is this requirement documented?
> you specify debhelper compat 7 but don't seem to use the features of
> it (annoying for backports). Also, is perl 5.10 really needed?
> you should definitely ask upstream to implement make install.
They already accepted my patch to do so, but they haven't made a
release yet with the patch.
> you might want to send the function-reference script upstream along
> with a patch to integrate it with their build process.
I think I asked them about this; they weren't interested.
> There is some extra whitespace:
> tab character before the Source: package name in debian/control
Hm, I don't see this...
> extra lines in debian/watch debian/*dirs debian/*install debian/docs
Removed, but why does this matter?
Alright, I've re-uploaded the same package, making the modifcations above.
- Jordi G. H.