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Bug#841222: Acknowledgement (RFS: patat)

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Dear Félix,

Thank you for your work to bring this new package to Debian.  I can't
sponsor the upload, but I hope this review is useful to you.

I've split it into two sections: things that I would consider must-fixes
before an upload to Debian, and suggested improvements.  The latter
aren't strictly necessary, but they would help demonstrate to a
potential sponsor that you are committed to maintaining this package in


1. You need to run `dch -r` again so that your changelog is up-to-date
with your latest commit.

2. As I mentioned previously, please add patat to the Haskell team's
package-plan.git and run the scripts provided to confirm that the
versions of all the libraries package by the Haskell team are compatible
with patat.

3. Could you confirm that the package builds with ghc 8, please?  The
Haskell team is working to have that version of ghc in stretch.


1. The header of your patch to the README needs some work.  You didn't
"update" the README -- that implies the patch should be forwarded, but
it looks to be Debian-specific.  Please add some explanatory text, or a
better subject, explaining why you made the changes (e.g. "patch README
for Debian").  Also, add a Forwarded: header.

2. You can fix all of these Lintian tags, except possibly
hardening-no-fortify-functions.  You should definitely deal with the

W: patat-dbgsym: debug-file-with-no-debug-symbols
I: patat: hardening-no-fortify-functions usr/bin/patat
I: patat: spelling-error-in-binary usr/bin/patat Nam Name
I: patat: spelling-error-in-binary usr/bin/patat isn't isn't
I: patat: spelling-error-in-binary usr/bin/patat forward forward
I: patat: spelling-error-in-binary usr/bin/patat upto up to
I: patat: spelling-error-in-binary usr/bin/patat discontigous discontiguous
I: patat: spelling-error-in-binary usr/bin/patat uncomplete incomplete
I: patat: spelling-error-in-binary usr/bin/patat The The
I: patat: hardening-no-bindnow usr/bin/patat
I: patat: hardening-no-pie usr/bin/patat

I think that in order to pass hardening options to gcc, if you're
willing to work on that, you'll need to abandon the CDBS build system
you're using at present.  See the Makefile for keysafe[1] (not yet in
Debian) to see how to pass the options, and the rules file for the
stylish-haskell package to see how to do without CDBS.

3. Please run upstream's test suite during the package build.

4. The screenshot should probably be installed into

That should be enough for now!

[1] https://joeyh.name/code/keysafe/

Sean Whitton

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