[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#623970: Bug#623970: ITP: xul-ext-cookie-monster -- please package Iceweasel Cookie Monster extension

Fabrizio Regalli fabreg at fabreg.it
Fri Sep 9 15:19:15 UTC 2011

Hi Jérémy,

thanks for your review.

On Fri, 2011-09-09 at 15:02 +0200, Jérémy Bobbio wrote:

> Here is my review:
>  * Files in pristine-tar are wrongly named
>    Trying to build the package with `git-buildpackage
>    --git-pristine-tar` fails with:
>       pristine-tar: git show refs/heads/pristine-tar:cookie-monster_1.0.5.orig.tar.gz.delta failed
>    Indeed. The files are currently named
>    `cookie-monster_1.0.5.tar.gz.{delta,id}`.
>  * dpkg-source: error: unrepresentable changes to source
>    As upstream does not ship .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2 for that matter) that
>    Debian could directly use, we need to create a .orig.tar.gz from
>    upstream source.
>    So we are free to fiddle with upstream source in order to get the
>    files as close as we would like upstream to ship them. I then
>    strongly advocate to have a .orig.tar.gz where cookiemonster.jar
>    is unpacked.
>    That will also remove the useless patch in debian/patches and ease
>    future reviews of upstream changes

Right. I started now from scratch and these problems are solved.

>  * Package description could be improved
>    The package description does not mention that cookie-monster is
>    an extension for Firefox/Iceweasel. Please note that
>    volunteers subscribed to debian-l10-english at l.d.o can help to
>    write better (english) package descriptions.

Added '..an extension for Firefox/Iceweasel' in long description.

>  * Package is missing a README.source
>    Even if it's not mandatory, the package is really missing a
>    README.source. It is supposed to be under the pkg-mozext umbrella,
>    so other member of that team should be able to upload the package
>    if the need arises.
>    Things that ought to be documented are at least: git-buildpackage
>    usage, pristine-tar usage, the upstream-changelog file (why, what and
>    how to update it).

Usually I never used, but if necessary I can create it.

>  * Vcs-* should be updated
>    Vcs-* field in debian/control should be updated to the new URIs.

Now the Vcs-* fields looks fine.

>  * Inaccurate copyright file
>    The copyright file that gets installed in
>    /usr/share/doc/xul-ext-cookie-monster/copyright is inaccurate,
>    as the MPL license is not copied to the same directory.

I create a new copyright file, hoping this time is right.

Could you please check the package now?
Thank you.


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