Looking for sponsor or mentor for package crtmpserver

Alessandro Ghedini al3xbio at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 18:44:04 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 02:20:46PM +0200, Andriy Beregovenko wrote:
> I'm already create repo and now preparing source files to initial commit :)
> If somebody can check it, please do this :) I'll be very grateful :)

I don't see any 'upstream' nor 'pristine-tar' branches. You should do
'git push --all' to properly create all the branches that git-buildpackage
made, on the remote repository.

Also, since you have repackaged the orig.tar archive, you have also to
document it properly in the d/copyright (you can use a 'Comment:' field), or
in the d/README.source file, telling what and why you have removed (like 

As per Debian Policy you also have to provide a 'get-orig-source' target
in the d/rules file, which builds properly the new tarball (without the
files you decided to remove). This makes easier for future maintainance
(you won't have to repack the tarball manually every time you update the

Actually, the get-orig-source rule would have been required anyway, since 
you are using directly the sources from a SVN repository (I have not much 
experience in packaging directly from svn, so I missed this at the 
beginning). Have a look at [1] for an example of what you should do.

Another requirement for the repackaged upstream tarball is to add something 
like '~dfsg' to both the source and binary packages version just to make 
clear to everyone that you have modified it. The package versions would 
look something like:

   0.0~dfsg+revNNN for the source package
   0.0~dfsg+revNNN-1 for the binary package

Finally, you don't need to Build-Depend on quilt, since it is implied by 
the 3.0 (quilt) source format (was it there also in the previous versions
of the package? I think I missed it...).

Oh, and you didn't need to remove the lualib sources completely, since
they are DFSG-compliant. You just needed to patch the sources to use the
system-provided one and the build system to not build the local copy.
Since you would have repackaged the orig tarball anyway, IMHO, is not a 
grave issue (but I may be wrong).


[0] http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-multimedia/deadbeef.git;a=blob;f=debian/README.source;h=ea7bb6b1dd7368aa7c5cd8813cf8996dc4e8b6ae;hb=HEAD
[1] http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi/Svn_get-orig-source

perl -E'$_=q;$/= @{[@_]};and s;\S+;<inidehG ordnasselA>;eg;say~~reverse'

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