[Pkg-crosswire-devel] xiphos update upstream debian

Matthew Talbert ransom1982 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 02:50:07 BST 2009


I was playing with making a debian package of Xiphos (for my own use),
and quickly discovered that the debian directory in the Xiphos source
tree is out-of-date. I downloaded the source package from the PPA and
updated my local copy of the debian dir, which enabled me to build a
debian package.

I'm curious if there is any reason why I shouldn't commit these
changes to the Xiphos source tree. If it won't hurt anything (I can't
imagine what, as what is there doesn't even work), I'll commit it. I'm
assuming Dima did the majority of the work on this, correct?

Also, I noticed that there is a patch
"remove-extra-gpl-from-help.patch", which apparently removes the
license from the help document. However, it either doesn't get applied
by default, or I did something wrong in building my packages, because
it was still in the manual. I wonder why having this causes a lintian
warning (as it says at the top of the patch), and if there is another
way to solve it rather than just removing the license from the manual.


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