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
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 <email@example.com>