RFS: updated linuxtv-dvb-apps [Was: r7625 ...]

Stéphane Glondu steph at glondu.net
Fri May 1 20:33:52 UTC 2009

Tobias Grimm a écrit :
>> Obviously, I will need a sponsor for this... and since it is now a
>> dependency of mumudvb, I'm willing to have a closer look at the
>> maintainance of this package. Is it fine if I add myself to Uploaders?
>> if I add DM-Upload-Allowed?
> If Mark doesn't object, it's fine for me. You're welcome!

Ok. Could someone sponsor the upload of current svn version? There are
still several bugs to deal with, but this upload would fix a RC-bug
(FTBFS, #525580) at least, so IMHO is worth an upload.

> As there's no autoconf/automake involved, it should be as easy as adding
> an appropriate -soname to the linker options. It might be harder to
> convince upstream.

Why so? Aren't they receptive to external contributions?

> A good references to become familiar with this whole topic: libpkg-guide

Thank you for the pointer.

Is there anyone here against git? I don't intend to start a flame here,
but I do know svn-buildpackage workflow and used it for some time, then
switched to git and found it uncomparably more efficient. I would like
to hear from other people who are actively working on linuxtv-dvb-apps
packaging first.

Unless someone objects, I am planning to migrate the svn history for
linuxtv-dvb-apps to git, changing dpatch patches for quilt ones (as a
serialized git branch). I might also at some point in the future switch
from cdbs to debhelper 7's "dh" command since I find it easier to
understand and debug, but it's not settled.



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