[Python-modules-team] Bug#898863: debian/watch doesn't work properly
Sergio Durigan Junior
sergiodj at debian.org
Thu Dec 20 03:49:53 GMT 2018
On Friday, July 27 2018, I wrote:
> On Friday, July 27 2018, Joel Cross wrote:
>> Hi Sergio,
>> I have fixed this by switching the watch file to use the GitHub URL instead. Would you mind reviewing the latest package and uploading?
> Hi Joel,
While checking my maintainer's dashboard (<https://udd.debian.org/dmd>),
I noticed that we still haven't solved this problem. I realize life
sometimes gets in the way and it's hard to commit time to packaging, but
I decided to send this friendly ping anyway and see if you had the
chance to solve the issues I pointed out below.
> I remember we had a problem with using github vs. pypi on some other
> package, so maybe switching from one to the other can cause problems?
> I'm not sure. Either way, there's actually a simple fix for the
> original watch file: you just have to use a capital C when naming the
> project (i.e., Cerberus instead of cerberus). Another useful tip is to
> go to the pypi.debian.net web page:
> and look at the "watch" link:
> it will show you a suggested version of the watch file to be used. The
> version is outdate (3 instead of 4), but it's useful anyway.
> While at it, since we're going to upload this package, it's a nice idea
> to (a) bump Standards-Version (latest is 4.1.5), and (b) mark the
> python-cerberus-doc package as "Multi-Arch: foreign", as suggested by
> the Multiarch hinter.
> After you've done that, I'll gladly upload it.
> BTW, before I forget: I fixed the git tag "debian/1.2-1" on the
> repository. It was pointing to the wrong commit. I had to delete the
> tag and recreate it on salsa, just FYI.
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