[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] RFS: https-everywhere

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Sun Sep 25 16:19:52 UTC 2011

Hi there.

2011/9/25 Paul Wise wrote:
> Some feedback:

Ah, thanks.

> You might want dh --parallel, I don't imagine the package takes long to
> build though.

Indeed. I may just put it there for the sake of copy'n'paste for other
extensions and packages of mine.

> I wonder why you use bzip2 compression in the deb. I doubt that is
> needed.

I tested that and the gains were justified, as abe also confirmed on his side.

> If you really care to have something better than gzip, xz is
> better than bzip2 in many aspects.

Indeed, but when I packaged it, the archives didn't accept xz yet. Now
that they do, I can update that.

> I found the extensive wrapping in debian/control interesting.

That's provided by a tool called wrap-and-sort. I call that with
`wrap-and-sort -s -v -a` inside the root directory of the package
(*not* inside the debian dir).

Among other things, it facilitates the diff'ability, as, say, a
one-character change of a long list of build-dependencies will
generate smaller diffs (measured in bytes). Better yet, the diffs
generated are more human-readable.

Did your "found interesting" mean that you didn't like this or that
you were not familiar with it?

> Bonus points to upstream for including the preferred form for
> modification of the logo within the source package, and for using free
> software (GIMP) to produce it. Two of the other images were produced in
> Photoshop though :(

I can let them know about that.

> Could you include add nm.debian.org, db.debian.org and wiki.debian.org
> to the list of HTTPS-preferred websites? I guess that should be
> forwarded upstream too.

Yes, I can include rules for those, but I will have to see if there
are no problems with those. Do we use any self-signed certificates?
The upstream maintainers disable those rules by default.

> The upstream Changelog looks more like what I would expect in a NEWS
> file, mainly because I read the GNU coding standards early.

Do you mean a Debian.NEWS or a regular, upstream-provided news? I
guess you meant the latter, but there's little we can do about that, I

> http://wiki.debian.org/PaulWise

You can change the address of your page on the Debian wiki to use
https instead of plain http.


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