[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#862398: Bug#862398: build wks client and server tools

Stefan Bühler stbuehler at web.de
Thu May 18 16:37:04 UTC 2017

Hi dkg,

On 05/15/2017 10:04 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> Hi Stefan--
> On Fri 2017-05-12 12:37:03 +0200, Stefan Bühler wrote:
>> it would be nice to build and have packages for the gpg-wks-* tools.
>> It seems there was already done some work in
>>     https://anonscm.debian.org/git/pkg-gnupg/gnupg2.git/log/?h=dev/wks
>> I rebased that commit to the experimental branch,
> thanks for this work!  
>> modified some texts and added man pages.
> It'd be great to get these manpages upstream.

There are a lot of manpages in debian/* - so it looks to me like
upstream isn't really interested in maintaining them.  If upstream isn't
maintaining them, it might be easier to keep them in debian.

Does upstream know about these at least? I'm not against getting them
upstream, I'm just not sure whether it is worth my time.

>> Upstream install gpg-wks-client to /usr/lib/gnupg/, but I moved it in
>> the package to /usr/bin - I get that it was designed to be a backend
>> tool for MUAs, but right now I guess most people installing it will have
>> to use it manually.
> I'm not so sure about diverging from upstream in our first introduction
> of these tools in debian.  If we do this, we're effectively committing
> to this divergence forever (someone's going to write scripts that use
> /usr/bin/gpg-wks-* and then get upset when we change it).  and it means
> that anyone who writes docs will have to have a different "how to do
> this on debian" section from "how to do this on fedora" or whatever.
> would you object to using your packaging but shipping in the
> upstream-approved location?  or is it worth convincing upstream to ship
> these tools in /usr/bin instead?

I don't have any other (convincing) arguments, so I reverted the
location to the upstream path.

Now that I actually got it running I added some more infos to the
manpages too.

See attached updated patches, as previously my own changes in:


The complete patch (squashed with the dev/wks commit) is:


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