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Bug#657649: RFS: wfmath/0.3.12-1 [ITA] -- WorldForge math library

tag 657649 + confirmed
owner 657649 !

"Stephen M. Webb" <stephen.webb@bregmasoft.ca> writes:
> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/w/wfmath/wfmath_0.3.12-1.dsc
>  wfmath (0.3.12-1) unstable; urgency=low
>  .
>    * new upstream release
>    * new maintainer: Debian games team (closes: #653979)
>      - added myself as uploader
>    * converted packaging to use dh sequenceer
>    * renamed binary packages due to SONAME bump
>    * converted to 3.0 (quilt) source format
>    * updated Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes required)
>    * debian/control: added Vcs- fields
>    * refined doc packaging rules
>    * added symbols tracking
>    * debian/copyright: converted to DEP-5 format

I have only some minor nitpicks about the packaging:

 - debian/patches/series is an empty file. It can be removed.
 - debian/rules: just 'rm -rf doc/html doc/latex doc/man' should be
   enough.  rm -f will not give an error for files that do not exist.
 - please update the config.{guess,sub} files when building the
   package, eg. with the autotools_dev sequence addon for debhelper. See
   /usr/share/doc/autotools-dev for the reason.
   As an alternative you can also regenerate all autotools files with
 - please consider using xz compression for the binary packages, we
   decided to try to implement this at least for data packages in a team
   You need to call dh_builddeb -- -Zxz and optionally a Pre-Depends on
   dpkg (1.15.6~).  (The Pre-Depends is needed for upgrades from
   distributions using in older dpkg, eg. Ubuntu Lucid[2].)
As this changes the soname, did you test that the packages
build-depending on libwfmath-0.3-dev still work (build) with the new


[1] <http://meetbot.debian.net/debian-games/2011/debian-games.2011-08-07-11.59.html>
[2] Though this should matter less now as Ubuntu stopped syncing
    packages for their next LTS release already.

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