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Bug#883628: ITP: ioport -- direct access to I/O ports from the command line

On Fri, Jan 05, 2018 at 03:30:35PM +0100, Lubomir Rintel wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:16:10 +0100 Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 05, 2018 at 11:44:55AM +0100, Lubomir Rintel wrote:
> > > On Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:20:02 +0100 Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak@v3.sk>
> > > wrote:

> > > Should I be bumping the package version number for each udpate? Should
> > > I be adding a new changelog entry for each? Even if not
> > > uploaded/released?
> > 
> > You keep the Debian revision the same until it is sponsored.
> That's what I initially meant to do, but mentors.debian.org won't let
> me upload a changed package with the same version number.
> I suppose I perhaps should've used 1~x version numbers until the
> package passes a review, but it doesn't seem to be something I could do
> anything about anymore.

IIRC you can just overwrite it with a new upload. Beside that,
you can manually delete old upload and then reupload as a last resort.

> > For the 1st upload, you do not add entries to the changelog as well, it
> > is just "Initial Packaging (Closes: #ITP-Bug-Number).
> > Subsequent uploads will go more into details then, listing every change
> > made to the packaging.
> > I recommend to browse through the documents linked in "3. Make the package"
> > in https://mentors.debian.net/intro-maintainers. They will probably help you
> > a lot to get into the (difficult) topic of packaging.
> > I know its a lot to read, but it helps to know "where to look"; it is not
> > necessary that you memorize everything to the letter, but a rough idea where
> > something is explained will help. (and the knowledge will also come with
> > using it anyway)
> Yeah, I'm familiar with it (the link, not necessarily the content).
> Still, while probably a great reference, the documentation doesn't seem
> to be too good at providing best practices guidance (should the package
> be versioned in a VCS? Should I pick any hosting or is it typical to
> keep it on alioth/salsa? Should I always be relying on latest
> debhelper? Etc.). I suppose that builds up with experience.

Yes, experience is important. Otherwise you can also take a look at other
packages in the archive. 

> The updated package:
> https://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/i/ioport/ioport_1.2-4.dsc

You want Debian revision -1, not -4..
Sorry, have ask you again for another iteration...

> Thanks
> Lubo

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