Re: RFS: openteacher
On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 07:34:23PM +0530, Arvind S Raj wrote:
> > You should not maintain the source but just provide some patches for the
> > simply downloaded released tarball. So you will not really need a VCS
> > for the source.
> There is an already existing debian packaging at
What about the release tarball. Does it contain the debian/ dir? If
yes I would recommend upstream to remove it from the tarball (even if it
was mentioned here previousely that this can be handled with source
format 3.0 - it's simply confusing).
> It isn't Debian
> compliant. Is it essential I use it?
It's not at all essential to use it. If it contains some reasonable
stuff and you can save some time when starting with it - just take it
as template. But as far as I have seen your packaging you are quite
there - so probably you can simply ignore the upstream stuff.
> Or can I create my own packaging and
> add missing files to make it Debian compliant? Is there a norm in Debian for
> such situations?
I don't think there is such a thing like a norm - there is just common
sense (would be cool to make common sense a norm ;-)).