kiwix: my first look at the package

renaud gaudin reg at
Fri Jun 1 08:54:41 UTC 2012

On 06/01/2012 03:52 AM, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
> I had discussed this with Kelson (Emmanuel) long time back and told
> him reason why *debian* folder should not be placed in tar ball
> provided for download and he had agreed to exclude it from tar ball (I
> remember he did it through Makefile).

It is not in the distribution tarball. It's only in the repository.
The goal of this is to help end-users create their packages until we get 
into the distro.

> Additionally when I first
> started packaging kiwix I had seen through debian folder which was
> used that time to provide .deb as ppa for Ubuntu.

Yes, it is still the case but we have a nomenclature for that.

> I saw many mistakes
> in the *debian* folder and it was not up to Debian policy so I took
> only few stuffs from upstream's debian folder and rest of the stuff I
> created my self making the current *debian* folder on Alioth's git
> compatible with Debian policy.

OK, that makes a lot of sense. My concern is that we now have a working 
debian package so you might be interested in reusing some of it.

If yours is better, then we'll copy yours back once it's finished.

Also, we now have man pages for the binaries so you should probably use 


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