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RFS: magicfilter (QA update of the package) (fwd)



Please, could anybody sponsor this package for me?

I sent this about two weeks ago, but it didn't get any response.

Oh, just one thing: this packaging is supposed to be as disruptive as
possible, with more to come, one I became the actual maintainer of this
(already agreed with David Frey).

Also, you may notice that this program was packaged quite a long time
ago, and it doesn't use debhelper or anything similar. It was just doing
its things with simple shell commands. I opted to keep it this way for
*this* upload. (As you can see, I am quite conservative here).

Further uploads will migrate to debhelper & co.

Thanks in advance, Rogério Brito.

----- Forwarded message from Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br> -----

From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
To: debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
Subject: RFS: magicfilter (QA update of the package)
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 22:23:37 -0300
Cc: David Frey <dfrey@debian.org>
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Dear mentors,

The package magicfilter, a print filter for spoolers like lpr/lprng/etc,
in Debian had some issues (dependencies on nonexistent packages)
since it had not been updated in the last 3 years (according to the
changelog, its last updated was in 2006).

Since I use the package regularly and care about it, I would love to see
it uploaded to Debian and I plan on taking care of it (it is currently
RFA'ed, as said in Bug #176737).

I am, thus, looking for a sponsor for the new version 1.2-60.1 of
magicfilter.

Here is the relevant part of the changelog:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 magicfilter (1.2-60.1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Do some QA work, since I care about this package and the current
     maintainer issued an RFA bug (176737).
   * debian/control: revamp the file:
     + replace tetex-bin with texlive.
     + replace gs with ghostscript.
     + remove gzip dependency & build-dependency (it's essential).
     + remove dvips nonexistent dependency (dvips is included in texlive).
     + remove libjpeg-gif dependency (nonexistent).
     + add poppler-utils in front of xpdf-utils (the first is more updated).
     + add autotools-dev to build-deps.
     + wrap the build-deps and deps fields.
     + add Homepage: field.
   * debian/watch: create from scratch.
   * debian/rules:
     + don't ignore make errors.
     + don't ignore make errors (-i).
     + soon to use a patch system (quilt).
     + soon to use debhelper (it's homebrew for now).
     + add upstream changelog.
   * debian/{postinst,postrm,prerm}:
     + use "set -e".
   * debian/copyright:
     + refer to GPL-2, not GPL.
     + added upstream copyright notice.
   * debian/menu:
     + change section to "Applications/System/Administration".
   * debian/control:
     + change Standards-Version to 3.8.1.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


The source builds this binary package:
magicfilter - automatic printer filter

The package appears to be lintian clean (only one "pedantic" lintian
warning, but that's all).

The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/m/magicfilter
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/m/magicfilter/magicfilter_1.2-60.1.dsc


I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.


Thanks in advance, Rogério Brito.

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http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito : http://meusite.mackenzie.com.br/rbrito
Projects: algorithms.berlios.de : lame.sf.net : vrms.alioth.debian.org

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http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito : http://meusite.mackenzie.com.br/rbrito
Projects: algorithms.berlios.de : lame.sf.net : vrms.alioth.debian.org


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