[ubuntu-studio-devel] Help needed.

Ho Wan Chan smartboyhw at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 15:02:23 UTC 2013

Dear Ubuntu Studio Developers and contributors,

Your task (as in Mission Impossible XD) is to:

1. Update the debian/copyright file of each source package dedicated
for Ubuntu Studio to the Debian machine-readable copyright file.

2. Update the debhelper version to 9. Detailed steps:

a. Update debian/control to debhelper (>= 9)
b. Update debian/compat to 9
c. Check if there is any lintian warnings and fix them.

If you have any questions feel free to ask the mailing list, Len or me.

Howard Chan (smartboyhw)
Ubuntu Studio Release Manager

2013/8/6 Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net>:
> Are you looking for something to do to help? It has been brought to my
> attention that almost all of our ubuntustudio packages are out of date
> and/or not really as they should be in other ways.
> All of our packages have a debian/copyright file. This file should be
> machine readable ( see:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/ ) and
> none of ours are.
> All of our packages have a debian/control file. Some of the depends are
> for old versions and could be made more current as well. The packages were
> created with what was current at the time but have not been updated.
> debhelper version is a good example. Some of our packages point to DH
> version 5 or maybe older and the current version is 9.*. This needs to be
> fixed. A general look though this file for other odd things would be good
> too.
> For those new to packaging/development work, you would need to have a
> launchpad account and create pgp and ssh keys for it (
> https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccount ). Install bzr and you should have
> all you need to start. branch one of our packages to your local machine
> and you can make changes there. one at a time with with commits in
> between. Then upload to your own launchpad page. We can merge from there.
> I have just started not too long ago and found the best way to learn is do
> and make mistakes. ask questions :)
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