[Pkg-samba-maint] build question for 4.6.2

jelmer at jelmer.uk jelmer at jelmer.uk
Tue Apr 4 10:37:02 UTC 2017

Hi Louis,

On Tue, Apr 04, 2017 at 10:53:00AM +0200, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
> > > My question, why is this wrong.
> > > W: samba source: maintainer-upload-has-incorrect-version-number 2:4.6.2-
> > 0.1
> > If you're listed in Uploaders, then you shouldn't use the NMU style
> > version numbers.
> > 
> > See https://wiki.debian.org/NonMaintainerUpload
> Still i dont get this, i did follow that link above.
> Then i followed this link.
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/pkgs.html#nmu-guidelines and read through 5.11. 
> If im not a maintainer but an uploader and its a new version, so verion -0.1. acording to the page above, now your saying not, so point me to what i am missing here.
> Or is upload equal to maintainer? 
You've added yourself to Uploaders; if you do, the version number is different
from that of a NMU upload.

(at this point, please don't include yourself in Uploaders yet until we've
sponsored some significant patches)

> > > And what is the best way to resolve the licence messages.
> > > I have a hard time to find that on the debian sites.
> > > And same for the prebuild ms-help-file.
> > The lintian website usually has suggestions on how to resolve these
> > issues. E.g. for
> > license-problem-non-free-RFC-BCP78:
> > https://lintian.debian.org/tags/license-problem-non-free-RFC-BCP78.html
> -  on the check list. I was in the understanding not to change original sources, and make changes to debina/rules to do this. 
That's correct - but there is an exception to this: if Debian can't
distribute some files (e.g. because they are not DFSG free), then we need
to strip them out. 

See e.g. http://askubuntu.com/questions/11592/what-does-dsfg-as-a-part-of-package-names-mean for background.

In this case, you'd also want to add "dfsg" to the version string. We've
been using the "+dfsg" suffix for Samba sources with non-free files stripped.

> p.s. 
> in reading also into 
> https://wiki.debian.org/PackagingWithGit 
> https://people.debian.org/~debalance/packaging-with-git.html 
> any other you can advice. 
> So i can make git changes and be more complaint with how the packaging team works. 
Thanks! See also debian/README.source for instructions specific to the samba package on importing new upstream releases.

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