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Re: Packaging my first Debian module

On Sun, 07 Jun 2015 21:55:41 +0100, Andrew Beverley wrote:

> > `wnpp-check libdpkg-parse-perl' doesn't output anything; seems like
> > your mail to the BTS got lost somewhere?
> Yeah, I was wondering whether I should ask about that, but thought I'd
> give it a few hours. It was definitely delivered:
> Jun  7 10:38:52 outbound postfix/smtp[2509]: D204363A60BA:
> to=<submit@bugs.debian.org>,
> relay=buxtehude.debian.org[]:25, delay=624,
> delays=616/0.57/6.1/1.7, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 OK
> id=1Z1Xyd-00013F-EZ)

> Anybody I should report this to?

You could try to ask <owner@bugs.debian.org>.
> > Anyway, since the package is in git now, I had a look at it, made
> > some changes (as a special service since it's your first package,
> > instead of just listing what I noticed ;)), and pushed it to alioth.
> Wow, you're a star, thank you.

> > Please take a look at my commits and in case you have any questions,
> > just shout.
> Just a couple of questions:
> d6bcfb887e: As above, my mail seems to have been lost. Should I submit a
> new bug report? Is it essential to have an ITP for each new module?

I'd submit a new one, in case owner@b.d.o can't help.
It's not essential but recommended, as it can help to avoid duplicate
work and can also trigger helpful coments from others.
(Both not very realistic in this case.)
> 7ea63650e2: It would be nice if dh-make-perl did this. Maybe I should
> submit a patch ;-)

That would be excellent; I'm just a bit skeptical how easy it is to
mechanically transform a typical "<Verb> something ..." CPAN synopsis to
a meaningful "<noun> for something ..." short description.
> 715c3b6f75: Strange. I think I refreshed, so will have to look at this
> separately.

My guess is still some glitch with apt-file ...

Anyway, besides the ITP the package is ready for upload, and I can
also do this tomorrow without an ITP if the issue is still unsolved.


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