Re: RFS: nfft -- Library for computing Non-uniform Fast Fourier Transforms
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 02:54:50PM +0100, Ghislain Vaillant wrote:
> Just a short update on this RFS,
> Following your advice, I have moved the package over to debian-science
> and followed the debian-science policy. It now hosted on
Thanks. In turn (and because I think you are not a member of Debian
Blends team) I added the -dev package to mathematics-dev, physics-dev
Please tell me whether you regard this as sensible (or please ask if you
have no idea what I'm talking about). When doing so I realised that
physics-dev is very badly / not really maintained. Any volunteer to
check the package pool for packages that are helpful for developing
applications for physicists?
> I have removed the version uploaded on mentors.debian.org for now to
> avoid duplication.
If you want me to sponsor this as SoB package I personally do not
require an upload to mentors.d.o because I use the repository anyway.
When looking at the package I have the following hints:
The header is not a valid DEP5 header. You can easily check
the file by using
cme fix dpkg-copyright
The files are starting by a line "#!/usr/bin/dh-exec" I admit
I have never seen this before even if I suspect this might be
somewhere in the docs which you have definitely read in a way more
recent version than me. The line does not harm but to the best of
my knowledge you can safely remove it.
Pure nitpicking: The file contains some boilerplate comments like
"# Uncomment to examine a Webserver directory"
You actually *have* uncommented the line - I'd recommend droping
Regarding building he package: When using git-buildpackage it comes
very handy if the pristine-tar information is inside the repository. I
think this is even written down in Debian Science policy (did not
checked; if it is not it should be - it is in several other team
policies). Please use
git import-orig --pristine-tar <orig.tar.gz>
to import the original tarball information to get a byte identical
orig tarball without downloading again from scratch.