libsdl2 copyright file revisited

Felix Geyer fgeyer at
Fri Aug 3 12:23:02 UTC 2012


On 03.08.2012 00:57, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> 2012/7/26 Luca Falavigna <dktrkranz at>:
>> Hi!
>> 2012/7/22 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at>:
>>> For Luca:  You rejected a few weeks ago the package [2], mostly due to
>>> this problem of documenting copyright and license.  Can you please
>>> tell us if there are still big issues that would prevent the package
>>> from being accepted by FTP-masters?
>> I don't think there were any major problems, so as long as the
>> copyright information is complete, I do not see any blockers for
>> libsdl2 to be accepted.
> Thanks, Luca.  I meant mainly if you think that the new copyright file
> looks acceptable, from a FTP-masters perspective -- did you look at
> the new file?
> Apart from documenting the change in license upstream, since you
> expressed concerns about files for OS-X build files and so on, I went
> and documented things quite thoroughly, but I don't know if there's
> still something missing.
> For the rest, incl. Sam if still interested, could you please review
> and, if everybody is happy, sponsor the upload?

I've fixed a few issues but there are still some things that need to be investigated:

- Lots of missing-field-in-dep5-copyright and
  missing-license-paragraph-in-dep5-copyright lintian warnings
- The current upstream snapshot seems to contain the code two times.
  Once in ./ and once in SDL/.
- doc-base-file-references-missing-file libsdl2-dev:13 /usr/share/doc/libsdl2-dev/docs/index.html
- libsdl2-2.0-0: dev-pkg-without-shlib-symlink usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
- Some configure flags seem to no longer exists (e.g. --enable-nasm). Someone should go
  through the list and remove them (including obsolete (build-)depends).
- The current version version is ...-2 even though libsdl2 has never made it
  to the archive. Maybe we should just truncate the whole changelog to a single
- MMX, 3dnow and SSE are enabled by default. AFAIK that is not allowed on i386.


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