Introduction and a couple of questions

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Mon Feb 15 23:19:18 GMT 2010

Am Montag, den 15.02.2010, 18:07 -0500 schrieb Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre:
> Petar,
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Petar Vasic <p.vasic at> wrote:
> [...]
> > Recently, I've started a python project [1] using Quickly, and I've
> > been using PPAs to distribute it. However, I've come to a point where
> > I needed a python module that is not yet packaged for Ubuntu (or
> > Debian), so I'm using it as an opportunity to get the know the
> > packaging process, and to get involved in MOTU.
> >
> > I've read all of the documentation I could find, made a package
> > following guidelines as closely as I could, and uploaded it to
> > REVU[2].
> >
> > Since this is my first try at this, I've made some mistakes.
> >
> Very cool! I'm looking at your package and will be leaving comments
> soon, to help out.
> As a basic pointer, you'll usually want to run lintian against the
> source package (once you've run debuild -S or similar to get a .dsc
> file), and against the binary packages (after building them using
> pbuilder or sbuild or your favorite tool).
> I usually use this command:
> lintian -viIE <source package>*.changes

I use this one:

lintian -IE --pedantic --color=auto <source package>*.changes

> In both the source and binary packages, this will parse the changes
> file and run checks on all the necessary parts. It also gives a fair
> amount of explanation as to what the errors mean.
> > Now, I've made the changes suggested by REVU, but since this is a new
> > package and not yet in Ubuntu, should I increase the revision and
> > upload it again? Or is there some other procedure in this case?
> >
> As Steve pointed out, you shouldn't increase the revision just yet --
> packages start at -0ubuntu1, and will only increase if there is a
> change needed to the packaging or the source code (but not done
> upstream) after the package has been published in the repository.
> / Matt

Benjamin Drung
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