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Bug#962044: RFS: xmlstarlet/1.6.1-2.1 [NMU] -- command line XML toolkit

Package: sponsorship-requests
Severity: normal

Dear mentors,

I am looking for a sponsor for my package "xmlstarlet"

 * Package name    : xmlstarlet
   Version         : 1.6.1-2.1
   Upstream Author : Mikhail Grushinskiy <mgrouch@users.sourceforge.net>
 * URL             : http://xmlstar.sourceforge.net/
 * License         : Expat
 * Vcs             : https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/xmlstarlet.git
   Section         : text

The source builds the following binary packages:

  xmlstarlet - command line XML toolkit

To access further information about this package, please visit the
following URL:


Alternatively, one can download the package with dget using this command:

  dget -x https://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/x/xmlstarlet/xmlstarlet_1.6.1-2.1.dsc

Changes since the last upload:

   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Use pkg-config to find the libxml2, libxslt and libexslt libraries
     (Closes: #948791, #949513).
   * debian/changelog: Remove trailing whitespace.
   * debian/control:
     - Sort Build-Depends list.
     - Drop build-dependencies on autotools-dev and dh-autoreconf.
       The autoreconf sequence is enabled by default in debhelper >= 10.
     - Build-Depend on pkg-config.
     - Use debhelper-compat v13 instead of legacy debian/compat.
     - Raise Standards-Version to 4.5.0 from 3.9.8 (no changes needed).
     - Add Rules-Requires-Root: no.
   * debian/copyright: Use secure HTTP protocol in the Format field.
   * debian/rules:
     - Drop '--with autoreconf' with change to debhelper >= 10.
     - Set 0644 permissions on xmlstarlet-pad.xml and xmlstarlet-xsa.xml.
     - Do not install upstream ChangeLog. The file is empty.

While it can be argued that many of these changes are out of bounds
for an NMU, the state of the existing package is a real concern. I
believe a clean-up is warranted.


  Hugh McMaster

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