kiwix: my first look at the package

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at
Thu May 31 16:43:42 UTC 2012

Hi Vasudev,

On Do 31 Mai 2012 09:42:49 CEST Vasudev Kamath wrote:

> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Mike Gabriel
> <mike.gabriel at> wrote:
>> I have taken a first look at the kiwix package.
>> Summary of changes, already committed to Git:
>>  o cherry-picked the version change in debian/changelog to master branch
>>  o committed maintainer change to working branch
>>   (-> debian-edu-pkg-team at l.a.d.o)
>>   -> needs your confirmation and then cherry-picking to master branch
>>  o set the package state to ,,UNRELEASED'' in debian/changelog to meet
>>   heuristic requirements of debchange
> I'm okay with these changes


>> Currently, the package does not successfully build with git-buildpackage as
>> the dh_clean task removes files from the package source folder that are
>> actually in Git. git-buildpackage stops with complaining that there are
>> uncommitted changes. Can you fix that? Or shall I?
> I didn't add any override for dh_clean in rules file So I assume this
> has to do something with upstream Makefile probably @renaud can help
> us. @mike If you can fix it please go ahead as I may need some more
> time (probably from this saturday) to have a proper look at the
> package.

I maybe will get to that tonight or tomorrow...

> <snipped>
>> @Vasudev: about the maintainer field in the package... Team-maintained in
>> the way I and others understand it means that the Maintainer: field of a
>> package holds a mailing list as e-Mail address. People on the package are
>> marked as uploaders. Is that ok for you?
> Yes it is okay for me to make Debian-Edu team as maintainer and act as
> uploader for the package, infact I already sent a request on alioth to
> join Debian-Edu team for this same purpose. Please consider accepting
> the request :-)..
> I should have changed maintainer field myself yesterday but I forgot
> to do so. I already maintain several packages as part of debian-in,
> pkg-fonts and pkg-ruby-extras team so being part of one more team will
> be nice experience for me :-)


> With Best Regards

BTW: do you have upload rights in Debian (I don't)? Or do we have to  
look for a sponsor?



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