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Re: RFS: mobile-broadband-provider-info (updated package)

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 8:27 AM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
>> You should also consider removing the watch file - it's an Info tag
>> when it's missing, not a warning or error. Uscan exits with a nonzero
>> return value when you run it, which I don't think is right. A DD might
>> be able to jump in here.
> It probably needs some rewording to not mention lintian (amongst other
> things), but it is very much appropriate to mention the upstream
> tarball situation in debian/watch. I personally would use something
> that looks at this location:
> http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/mobile-broadband-provider-info/
> Really though, I'm not sure the packaging system is the correct way to
> distribute this data anyway, since you usually always want the latest
> version. We are stuck with it until upstream changes that though.
> Perhaps we need some update-usbids/update-pciids style mechanism in
> the meantime though.


Taken a note of the same. and I have uploaded the new package here

The respective dsc file can be found at:

Regarding watch file I'm a bit skeptical as its a package which has
regular commits upstream and requires frequent updation of the package
in the archives I think personally and using the ftp site for the
tarball location in watch file could lead to confusions with the
versions in the archive. And if the watch file is removed lintian
throws up error. So Antii (marked in CC) can pitch in I guess.


Bhavani Shankar
Ubuntu Developer       |  www.ubuntu.com

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