RFU jed 1:0.99.19~pre143-1
joerg at alea.gnuu.de
Sun Jun 22 20:19:49 UTC 2008
Rafael Laboissiere schrieb am Sun 22. Jun, 21:59 (+0200):
> * Jörg Sommer <joerg at alea.gnuu.de> [2008-06-22 21:05]:
> > AFAIK, the failure is X Window with the trailing S. But we can't fix it,
> > because it's a mistake by design.
> What do you mean by "mistake by design"? In README.Debian there is
> "X-Windows", which is wrong and should be replaced by "X Window" (without
> hyphen and without "s") .
I thought the mistake is in this line:
% grep -2 XWINDOWS debian/README.Debian
In jed.rc do e.g.:
#ifndef XWINDOWS IBMPC_SYSTEM
% Fix staircase effect with mouse-pasting in an x-terminal
But we can't replace the XWINDOWS, because it's a keyword of S‐Lang.
> > The new policy version requests (from
> > /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/upgrading-checklist.txt.gz):
> > * If dpkg-source -x doesn't produce source ready for editing and
> > building with dpkg-buildpackage, packages should include a
> > debian/README.source file explaining how to generate the patched
> > source, add a new modification, and remove an existing
> > modification. This file may also be used to document packaging a
> > new upstream release and any other complexity of the Debian build
> > process. [4.14]
> > We can write our own README.source file, but expect that the dpatch
> > package will provide such a file and it's allowed to refer to it. But
> > until we explain the patch system, we can't bump the Standard-Version.
> Sorry, I am lost here. Once the package will be uploaded, users will be
> able to do "dpkg-source -x ... ; dpkg-buildpackage ..." and it will work.
> Am I missing something?
But we have to explain how they can add new modifications and remove
existing modifications. I think this change of the policy hits all
packages using a patch system. But please verify this. I'm not sure.
„Dass man etwas durchdringen kann, wenn man es durchschaut
hat, ist der Irrtum der Fliege an der Fensterscheibe.“ (Nietzsche)
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