Bug#515544: (no subject)
On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 08:22:51AM -0800, Daniel Moerner wrote:
> I am willing to adopt scheme48. I currently maintain ypsilon, an
> R6RS Scheme interpreter that is waiting in NEW. Ypsilon only
> supports amd64 and x86; I still use scheme48 on my powerpc and armel
Cool, let me know what you need from me to action that.
> I do have a couple of questions about the package:
> First, is there a reason why debian/scheme48.1 is shipped when
> doc/scheme48.man is present in the source?
I don't remember; I think it's just that upstream added a manpage and
I haven't removed the Debian-specific one yet. The reasons for that
could be 1) I'm lazy; or 2) our manpage still contains more useful
information than upstream's. I think (1) is more likely.
> Second, have:
> been forwarded upstream?
Probably not; IIRC I inherited those from the previous maintainer
(Jorgen Schaefer, a.k.a. "forcer" on Freenode). AFAIK I haven't
communicated with the s48 upstream maintainers at all.
> Third, is debian-user-name.diff needed?
IIRC the purpose of that patch is to say "built by Debian" instead of
"built by <currently logged in user>" when you boot scheme48.
> If this patch is necessary, I plan to change it to give the hostname
> of the buildd used to build the package, which is how emacs does
That seems reasonable to me.
> What would be the name presented if the patch wasn't applied?
Whoever is logged in at the time -- so probably something like "twb",
"Trent W. Buck" or most likely "root". I don't remember if it uses
the UID or EUID.
> Fourth, I presume that pkg-scheme48 is a dead group?
I certainly have no involvement with it. I think it was set up when
Jorgen was co-maintaining scheme48 with another DD (Emilio?).
> I would have no issue with starting a pkg-scheme group, or at least
> a way to coordinate scsh with scheme48.
scsh is also orphaned, because even back when I was using s48 I was
trying to drop my scsh dependencies. You may wish to adopt scsh as
> Thanks for orphaning a package that is not a mess.
You're welcome, although probably if I were you the first thing I'd do
is move it to dh(1) ;-)
> Have fun with Haskell! (If I remember our IRC convo correctly...)
Right: most of my work is on Darcs at the moment (both as DM and with
upstream). I'll probably also have to ITP a bunch of Haskell libs as
Darcs starts to rely less on in-house hacks and more on external