Re: [DEP5] [patch] Renaming the ‘Maintainer’ field ‘Contact’
Le Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 10:26:20AM +0800, Paul Wise a écrit :
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I therefore intend to keep the fields in the spec, unless there's a wave
> > of opposition. I hope that this is acceptable. (The volume of DEP-5
> > discussion dropped to low enough that it's getting hard to measure
> > consensus. :)
> I'd prefer debian/copyright wasn't overloaded with random upstream
> metadata. It would be better to use one of debian/control,
> upstream-metadata.yaml or DOAP/etc in the upstream tarball.
Here is a quick way to test the upstream-metadata system. For instance, I will
add Name data for the libdata-stag-perl package.
First, let's check that the system does not yet know about the package:
# (returns nothing)
Then, let's add the data in the source package's repository:
# Checkout the package
debcheckout -a libdata-stag-perl
# Enter the data
cat > debian/upstream-metadata.yaml <<__HOPLA__
svn add debian/upstream-metadata.yaml
svn commit -m "Added Name upstream metadata for libdata-stag-perl"
Et voila! It is in the upstream-metadata system.
# (Returns ‘Data::Stag’)
My current approach, for which I hope show some proof of principle soon, is to
export the data in a public directory, for loading in the Ultimate Debian
Database, that would be the reference for the data. Currently, I have loaded
some bibliographic information about scientific packages in a local copy of the
UDD. We want to incorporate this information in the “web sentinel” pages
produced by the Blends framework.
Have a nice day,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan