[Piuparts-devel] Bug#657735: Bug#657735: reference examples for 'problematic' maintscript tasks

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Mon Jan 30 11:48:02 UTC 2012


On Samstag, 28. Januar 2012, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> There should be some examples for the following tasks that need to be
> done often in maintainer scripts and are often done wrongly


debian-policy has some (though some are really outdated), so has the 
maintainers guide and there are some on the wiki, eg


> It should not be the job of piuparts to provide this
> information+examples, but be some general packaging
> instructions/wiki/... that we can link to.

yes. Ideal would be to link from the new maintainers guide.
> Perhaps there is already such information, but I didn't find it (and
> it's probably scattered around at many locations).


> I could even imagine having packages in the archive (sid should be
> sufficient) to document this with really working examples:

I like the idea of having example packages, but not in sid, as they will show 
up on piuparts, other qa packages, buildds, etc. But we could have the source 
in git, or we could even host them with reprepro somewhere.

I'd also like to have a collection of known good+faulty packages, to test 
piuparts with those. I wouldnt want those in sid neither. :)


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