Converting the old defrag package to native ( review wanted )

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Tue Mar 23 23:33:41 GMT 2010

On 23 March 2010 20:56, Phillip Susi <psusi at> wrote:
> I am trying to rescue the old defrag package that was dropped from the
> repos a while back due to it being abandoned by its upstream maintainers
> for years.  I have created a bzr branch in lp and have tried to convert
> it into a native Ubuntu package.  Could someone review it please and let
> me know if I did it correctly?
> Basically what I did was change the version from 0.73pjm1-8ubuntu2 to
> 0.74.  I also merged each of the dpatch patches into their own bzr
> commits, then removed the patches and the dpatch system from the build
> process.  Is this correct?
> The branch can be found on lp at:

Haven't looked at the branch yet. But sounds good. I think you simply
need to become "upstream" =) and do releases. If you want to maintain
packages in debian/ubuntu do packaging on-top but still do

Native packages is IMHO a mistake ;-) you don't want to strain mirrors
by uploading *new* tarball each time you need to change something in
debian diff.

Hope this helps.

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