Re: RFS: fritzing
2010/10/26 Scott Howard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2010/10/24 Enrique Hernández Bello <email@example.com>:
> What is the next step? :)Hi Enrique,
> Enrique Hernández Bello
I'm not a DD yet, but I learned a lot from sponsors being extremely
picky about my packages. Here are some comments for you to consider:
1) instead of CDBS and explicitly using quilt, would you consider
using source format 3.0 (quilt) and debhelper 7 . It should make
your debian/rules simpler. It appears that you are using source 3.0
(quilt), but you still have a debian/README.source and explicitly call
quilt in your debian/rules. Both of those are probably unnecessary.
CDBS is comfortable. Do you think that my debian/rules will be more simple without it?
2) in debian/rules you have this comment:
# dh_fixperms and override_dh_fixperms didn't work.
The reason it doesn't work is that you are not using debhelper 7 type
build system, but CDBS. See  for how to make debhelper 7 type
CDBS helper calls to debhelper orders. I don't know why dh_fixperms does not work.
3) Consider reformatting your debian/copyright to DEP-5  (this is
nit-picking, but good form for a new package).
4) Consider formatting your patch descriptions to DEP-3  (this too
is nit-picking, but good form for a new package).
DEP documents mentioned above are really nit-picking. Are they really useful?
5) Since this is the first debian release of your package, I would
remove all your debian/changelog entries except for:
fritzing (0.4.3b-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #601230)
This is your first release, and version 0.4.3b-1 makes sense to me as
the first debian packaging released.
If I don't increment the release number, I can't upload it to mentors repository. What do you suggest? What is the common way to version a "pre"-release package? Perhaps adding a suffix like "~mentors1"?
6) I like the control.in and debian/rules magic to have different
dependencies between debian and ubuntu. I haven't seen that before,
and it prevents a diff between the two.
7) "$ lintian --pedantic -I" is clean.
Of the above comments, I think (5) is probably the most important. I
suggest doing 1-4 as an exercise in "good form"
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