Trivial Garbage package

Luca Capello luca at
Tue Nov 18 21:27:41 UTC 2008

Hi Barry!

On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:21:36 +0100, Barry deFreese wrote:
> Luca Capello wrote:
>> 1) debian/changelog
>>    In this specific case, Matthias Benkard (cc:ed) opened the ITP [4]
>>    (cc:ed as well): Matthias, do you want to maintain trivial-garbage?
> Fixed.  Though I guess I'm somewhat "hijacking" it.

I do not think you are hijacking anything, Matthias (again cc:ed) can
join your effort later.  And since you explicitly asked for a
maintainer, then the situation will cleanly solve by itself :-)

>> 2) debian/control
>>    * Maintainer/Uploaders
> Added myself.

Have you removed Peter Van Eynde?  If not, please do so.  If you want at
least one member of the Debian CL team there, just add myself.  But as
you will read later on this post, you are now officially part of the
Debian CL team ;-)

>>    * Description
>>      While it is correct, I would expand it a bit more to include some
>>      features, similar to cl-arnesi [11].
> Hmm, I could probably use some help there.


>> 4) debian/docs
>>    I tend to avoid useless files when possible, which means that I
>>    prefer adding to debian/rules:
>>      dh_installdocs README
> Why is this advantageous over just using debian/docs?
>> 5) debian/install
> Fixed the path but left it in debian/install.  Again, what's the
> advantage of not using an install file?

I do not like to pollute the debian/ folder with single-line files.
Obviously, this is my opinion on this matter, so feel free to follow it
or not.

Now that I think of it, one advantage of using .docs and .install files
is that their content can be automatically parsed, but AFAIK there has
not been such a tool yet.

> OK, so I used darcs get and added my debian dir but I cannot push it.
> Do I need some type of permissions?

Yes, you need to be part of the Debian CL team.

> My alioth user is still bddebian-guest. :-(

You are a DD, thus your Alioth login is now "bdefreese" [1].  Since
Alioth uses the developer SSH keys by default [2], you should already be
able to access to Alioth with "bdefreese" as well.

I would prefer to add you as "bdefreese", since this is fixed while your
-guest account will eventually disappear.  Is there any reason I should
add you with your old -guest account?

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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