[LAD] Build and get your package in Debian/ Ubuntu (was Re: [LAU] Join the Debian Multimedia Team! (to improve the state of Linux audio))
greffrath at leat.rub.de
Thu Apr 2 13:25:00 UTC 2009
I think you raised quite a few interesting issues that upstreams
should generally know about and that will really help maintainers
creating Debian packages. Let's summarize them:
Grammostola Rosea schrieb:
> Yeah an manpage is required. You can use the app gmanedit for example to
> create one.
- It would help if upstream included manpages (at least) for all
> Also I got the advise:
> /Upstream should switch to autotools or something that does DESTDIR out
> of the box.
> (|automake(1)| and/or |autoconf(1) |related issue?)/
> see: http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/ch-modify.en.html
- It would help if upstream used a sane build system that supports
destdir and prefix and installs files into fhs-compliant directories.
> Also a clear describtions about the AUTHORS of the app and COPYING
> (copyright of the app and maybe other files etc it uses which are
> copyright by other authors, is very important.
- It would really help if upstream provided detailed information about
the authors, copyright holders and licenses either of the project as a
whole or (if there is a mixture of licenses) for each specific file in
the source distribution.
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