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Re: Debian Perl Group meeting at DebCamp - 2008-08-06

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 06:01:21PM -0300, gregor herrmann wrote:
> debian/rules again
> ------------------
> * For mass-updates it would be nice to have the information about
>   which debian/rules-template is used. Ideas:
>   - add a "header" to debian/rules, containing some unique identifier
>     e.g. the version number of dh-make-perl
>   - save the  md5sum of the used template somewhere
> * debian/rules and quilt:
>   - the debian/rules template could find out the need for including
>     quilt stuff itself (and fail if there's no build dependency on
>     quilt), so we'd have a template for quilt- and non-quilt packages
>   - some external script for check quilt/patches

Implementation proposal:
I think this debian/rules file should work for most of our packages.

> Debian Policy 3.8.0
> -------------------
> * Publish a template for README.source and add it to all packages
>   that use quilt and don't have one.

The current standard (i.e. most used) seems to be
<<<<< >>>>>>
This package uses quilt to manage all modifications to the upstream
source.  Changes are stored in the source package as diffs in
debian/patches and applied during the build.

See /usr/share/doc/quilt/README.source for a detailed explanation.
<<<<<< >>>>>>

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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