[Tts-project] Adoption of src:festival-doc?

Sergio Oller sergioller at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 17:53:24 UTC 2014

Dear all,

Thank you for the suggestions and the encouragement. I have had a cold that
has forced me to stay at home for a few days, leaving me time to do things,
so I bring news:

Regarding src:festival-doc:
 - I have added myself as a Maintainer.
 - I have removed festival-doc from debian/control, leaving only
speech-tools-doc to be built.
 - http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=tts/festival-doc.git;a=summary

Regarding festival-doc:
- It is now built from src:festival, in git master branch.
- I have not found in the Debian policy if a "Conflicts", "Breaks" or
"Replaces" is needed as the binary package has not changed "festival-doc".
- http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=tts/festival.git;a=summary

Regarding speech-tools-doc:
- It is now built from src:speech-tools in git speech-tools-doc branch!
- The patch is huge: a line count on the related doc-*.diff patches shows
that the patches add up to almost 35k lines:

$ wc -l debian/patches/doc-*.diff

    385 debian/patches/doc-config.diff
     31 debian/patches/doc-disable-doxygen-treeview.diff
  20850 debian/patches/doc-doc.diff
   6098 debian/patches/doc-include.diff
   2411 debian/patches/doc-main.diff
     11 debian/patches/doc-Makefile.diff
   1472 debian/patches/doc-scripts.diff
   3733 debian/patches/doc-testsuite.diff
  34991 total

If you agree to accept this patch, I will merge it into master and then we
can remove src:festival-doc completely. If you feel the patch is too large,
we can wait (who knows for how long) for upstream to release a new version.

The patch has already been forwarded to upstream and it will be merged for
the next speech-tools version anyway.

Best regards,


2014/1/2 Peter Drysdale <drysdalepete at gmail.com>

> Dear Sergio adn TTS members,
> This is great news. Thanks, also, for spending the time reading Debian's
> documentation
> to get even a simple web page up.
> I agree TTS should upload a smaller festival-doc src package which
> packages only speech-tools-doc
> in the interim. If you create a TTS git repo for festival-doc.git for the
> remaining part of this package
> we can all have a look at the 'debian/control' file and its interaction
> with festival proper's control
> file. Debian has some instructions at creating repo
> https://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/Git which I have just used to
> create bare repos for Czech voices stuff. (I haven't filled them since
> this is Xmas/Summer holiday season
> here 'Down Under' and I need some spare time to do this.) It should be
> pretty easy to create and fill
> a festival-doc.git repo.
> I believe that the TTS group already made its intentions clear for
> adopting festival-doc but it might be
> helpful once you fill a staging repo (festival-doc.git) to put a link to
> it in the bug log for the adoption
> of festival-doc so anyone in the Debian community can see the progress
> till the
> two packages (festival and the now smaller festival-doc) are submitted for
> upload.
> The Debian Policy manual covers how code moves from one package to another
> in the replaces/breaks etc.
> functionality of the control file. If you need another set of eyes on this
> I can look at it once we have a festival-doc.git available for everyone to
> look at.
> The changelog of the smaller festival-doc.git will close the adoption bug.
> You will need to add
> you name to the maintainer field. If you would like any of us also as
> uploaders just ask 'off list'.
> A Happy New Year to the TTS group.
> Sorry for the rushed email,
> best regards,
> Peter
> On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 11:33 PM, Sergio Oller <sergioller at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Dear TTS members,
>> I am writing to you because recently I have been able to build
>> festival-doc package from src:festival instead of from the orphaned
>> src:festival-doc package. The patch is in the tts/festival.git repository,
>> under the just created festival-doc branch [1].
>> I put it on a new branch because I don't know how to proceed with the
>> transition: Currently, src:festival-doc builds two binary packages:
>> festival-doc and speech-tools-doc.
>> Should we adopt src:festival-doc and build only speech-tools-doc from it?
>> speech-tools-doc will eventually be built from src:speech-tools, but there
>> is still work to do to achieve that.
>> I am quite new to adopting packages, so your advice will be very much
>> appreciated.
>> Happy new year!
>> Best regards,
>> Sergio
>> [1]
>> http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=tts/festival.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/festival-doc
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