Suggestion for reviewing guidelines
mok at bioxray.dk
Fri Sep 28 11:26:41 BST 2007
I have started to use my PPA as a development platform for packages that
are not quite ready to go into Universe, perhaps awaiting upstream
action on issues like missing gpl clause in source files and such.
In the meantime, my lab can benefit from the PPA as a repository for
packages that can actually be installed and used.
When using the PPA -- I always forget this initially -- you (often) need
to specify "universe/*" in the Section: field of the control file. I
gather it is also customary to add ~ppa* to the end of the release
string. In addition, I find it useful to use debian/changelog to record
work I have done between the different ~ppa* versions (and perhaps new
When time is ripe, I will submit these packages to REVU, but I fear the
first things reviewers will say is:
1. Remove the ~ppa* from the release,
2. Delete all your changelog stuff,
3. Remove "universe/" from Section:
I would suggest a procedure that would allow for such issues. (AFAIK, In
Debian, they encourage you to record all packaging changes in changelog).
Morten Kjeldgaard, Asc. professor, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University
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