[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Upstream repository...

Marc Dequènes (Duck) Duck at DuckCorp.org
Tue Sep 6 16:52:52 UTC 2005


Romain Beauxis <toots at rastageeks.org> writes:

> 	Hi all!
> There was a new release of mediawiki yesterday, and I'm working on having it 
> packaged.


> As for now, succefully uupdate'd it (woaaaa) and all the patches are still 
> applying well (woof!).

good news

> BTW, I have a strange unknown character lintian error, but I think it is not 
> that important for now (the manpage is generated from and xml document 
> AFAIK..):
> W: mediawiki-math: manpage-has-errors-from-man 
> usr/share/man/man1/texvc.1.gz /tmp/zmanIwTNJj:122: warning: can't find 
> numbered character 195

I created my branch and fixed some minor things, and this one is in.

BTW, i readded myself as Maintainer, as you are not (yet?) DD, and added
lolando and tille as Uploaders.

> Then, I'd like to upload it to the arch repository, but I don't know how to 
> deal with the upstreams directory.
> As its name refeers, it should contain many upstreams, but indeed, the 
> directory contain all the 1.4.7 files at its root.
> So, should I branch from the acutal upstreams?
> And then, how do I deal with my own repository?

Having upstream sources in the repo is fine to track upstream changes,
but is no fun to coordinate uploads as we cannot regenerate the upstream
tarball from it. So it seems we need somewhere to store untouched
upstream tarballs. We should have a look in other projects before going

Another point is that we are not taking advantage of the decentralized
power of Arch in the current configuration. People external to the
project may probably only be interrested in the mainline, so having each
personnal branch is probably not so useful and be problematic if the
central server is down.

So i think we should organize things a little more. I suggest you commit
to your current branch so as not to slow the packaging progress, and we
reorganize as necessary when we agree on a solution.

I think we are near our first official upload and a last issue is
remaining : we CANNOT suggest php4-html-template-phptal which is
nonexistant into Debian. We could temporarily remove this suggestion and
upload, or sort out the php4-html-template-phptal and its two
dependencies (still not in Debian) first. If i remember well these two
packages were trivial and all 3 could be checked and uploaded
quickly. Then we could support phptal for PHP5 in a future version.

Marc Dequènes (Duck)
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