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Re: RFS: free42

Le mardi 21 décembre 2010 à 11:25 +0100, Etienne Millon a écrit :
> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 09:49:31AM -0500, Jean Schurger wrote:
> > I would like to simplify the debian/rules using (dh $@) but i think
> > i don't understand clearly what is mean. Upstream sources does not
> > use autotools. Is (dh $@) still applicable ? I think i'm missing
> > something.
> Yes, it can be applied. The idea is for example that the "install"
> target will do default actions (call make install, build temporary
> directories, compress files, build deb…) except when you "override" a
> part. Moreover, certain parts follow a certain template : create empty
> directories, move files, etc. So they can be moved out of the
> Makefile, in package.dirs, package.install files, and so on.
> The mailing list does not seem to allow attachments, so I sent you a
> patch set that does exactly that. I factored your debian/rules to do
> the minimum in it, and use debhelper for the rest (it might be
> possible to reduce it further with dh --sourcedirectory=gtk but I am
> not sure). I kept the patches separate so that you can follow the
> process.
> Oh, and I moved doc/free42/README.gtk to doc/free42/README as this is
> the general purpose readme file for this package.

Oh nice, 

  Thanks for thoses explanations. Now i see much better what yo mean.
(I've already seen package sources with install and dirs files, without
really knowing why it was working).
I'm surprised to see manpages links are done properly on gziped files
without telling.
(I've added a little line on the debian/copyright to notice you help :p)

I've updated the package on

Can you uploaded it to debian ?


Jean Schurger
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