Bug#851937: RFS: farbfeld/2.20170109-1 ITP
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On 2017-07-15 02:28, Sean Whitton wrote:
> Here is a review of 534d41f:
Thank you for reviewing it.
> - I think we should list Dmitry in the Uploaders: field
> - your git history does not really give credit to Dmitry for his work.
> I'd like to suggest starting again, and doing it like this:
This is because I didn't start using dgit from the beginning, and I
rebuilt debian/ in a separate working tree. Now I better understand
dgit's philosophy and I started over. The repository is still at
but it's a new one, which retains the full history.
> - I also think it would be good to state in debian/changelog that most
> of the Debianisation is due to Dmitry
> - your changes to the patch header do not make sense: the '3..' will not
> yield "the changes made by the Debian maintainer in the first upload
> of upstream version 3".
Should be fixed now. The 'debian/3-1' tag is still missing, I guess the
right time to tag it is after the package is accepted.
> - I disagree with you about Dmitry's `convert` patch. It just doesn't
> seem likely to me that there would be difficult merge conflicts with
> new upstream versions, and it is indeed useful to inform the user that
> convert is not available. But I will defer to your judgement -- if
> you're sure about dropping the patch, maybe imagemagick should be
> moved to a hard dependency?
I still believe this patch belongs to upstream, and even if it's trivial
to maintain it already prevented a clean 'git merge' of upstream version
3. The package works fine even without imagemagick, it just can't handle
all those image formats. Imagemagick itself is not very kind when a
helper binary is missing:
$ convert test.jpg test.webp
convert-im6.q16: delegate failed `'cwebp' -quiet %Q '%i' -o '%o'' @
(cwebp is provided by the webp package, which is not even suggested by
In general I believe it's better not to apply patches whenever possible,
for several reasons. I understand this one is trivial, but the issue it
addresses is, in my opinion, even more trivial.
This said, I left it in. I explained my general thought on the topic,
but I value your feedback and while I think there is no strong reason to
include this patch, I see there is no strong reason to oppose it.
I would be against a hard dependency on imagemagick.