[Bug 520281] Re: Please merge revelation-0.4.11-5 (universe) from Debian unstable

Bart Veldstra bart.veldstra at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 04:01:28 UTC 2010

After some experimenting, I found that the patches that malfunctioned by
calling autoreconf appear to be obsolete with the new version of
revelation. I have listed them here with the reason why I think they are

010_intltool.dpatch: The new debian version lists the intltools as a package dependency, using the systems inittool instead of creating its own. Removing them is therefore not necessary anymore.
020_server_data.dpatch: the contents of server_DATA ('GNOME_RevelationApplet.server') is also listed in CLEANFILES, which is already being removed by the 'clean-generic' target.
093_python26_transition.dpatch: This is a workaround for a bug in autotools, which is already fixed for a while.

I have noticed that debian/rules only builds for Python 2.5 (PYVERS=2.5
in rules). This results in the error where the module cannot be found.
Using a small python snippet ('PYVERS=`python -c "import sys; print
'.'.join(str(i) for i in sys.version_info[0:2])"`'), this variable can
be determined by the builder, although I am not sure if this is the best
way to go about this.

These are my findings as an inexperienced packager. Can someone more
experienced with either the revelation package or packaging in general
(Hew?) check if my findings are correct? If they are, I think I can
perform the merge myself.

Please merge revelation-0.4.11-5 (universe) from Debian unstable
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