RFS: ffado (new package)

Adrian Knoth adi at drcomp.erfurt.thur.de
Wed Apr 29 15:30:48 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 07:40:58PM +0200, Free Ekanayaka wrote:

> Hi Adrian,


>   >>3) There's no upstream branch in the git repository, this makes it
>   AK> Huu, I thought there was one:
>   AK>  http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-multimedia/ffado.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/upstream
>   AK> Anyway, I guess it's now fixed since the re-import via git-import-orig.
> Oh, it might have been me then.

I guess I know what it is. At least I experience the same with other

$ git-buildpackage
fatal: Not a valid object name upstream/0.116.3
jack-audio-connection-kit_0.116.3.orig.tar.gz does not exist, creating
from 'upstream'
fatal: Not a valid object name upstream

I have to say git-buildpackage --git-upstream-branch=origin/upstream to
make it work. Don't know if this behaviour has changed, but iirc, I have
not seen it until recently.

>   AK> There are also some lintian warnings (ffado was my first package, and I
>   AK> never checked since pushing it). I suggest I'll fix them before upload
>   AK> and ping you once I have the package in a clean state.
> Excellent!

I fixed most of the lintian warnings, dropped QT3 a.s.o. I now consider
the package to be ready for upload. Only exception:

E: libffado0: sharedobject-in-library-directory-missing-soname

This is a known upstream issue:


Since libffado is only used by its own tools and jackd, the whole SONAME
question is somewhat academic, at least in the current state. (FFADO is
still heading towards its first official release).

Personally speaking, I'd be fine ignoring this lintian error, but feel
free to advice me how to handle it correctly. Best would be to solve it


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