[Pkg-octave-devel] octave2.1-2.1.64-2 uploaded

Rafael Laboissiere Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org>
Tue, 25 Jan 2005 08:37:27 +0100

The new era Octave package maintenance in Debian has just started, with the
upload of version 2.1.64-2 to unstable.  I must publicly acknowledge the
hard work of Dirk Eddelbuettel over this last years.  He has been close to a
model DD as regards package maintenance and let us hope that we will keep
his level of excellence from now on.

Here is the changelog entry for the latest version:

octave2.1 (2.1.64-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Uploaded in behalf of the new maintainer of the octave2.1 packages: the
    Debian Octave Group <pkg-octave-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
  * debian/control:
    - Changed Maintainer
    - Build-depends on libreadline5-dev
    - octave2.1-headers depends on libreadline5-dev
    - Lower-cased the first word and removed some "The" words in the short
      description of packages, as per the Developers Reference, section
      6.2.2.  This makes Lintian happy.
  * debian/rules:
    - (clean) Inverse the order of the calls to rm libcruft/*/Makefile and
      make distclean.  This was causing several *.o in libcruft to be left
      after debian/rules clean, which resulted in dpkg-source breakage when
      building the diff.gz package file.
    - (configure) Save the original octave-bug.in file as octave-bug.in.orig
      prior to the tempfile substitution
    - (clean) Restore octave-bug.in.orig as octave-bug.in, such that the
      patch does not end up in the diff.gz file

 -- Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org>  Mon, 24 Jan 2005 16:39:08 +0100

As you can see,  I had to fix a couple of things, but Lintian is not totally
happy yet:

W: octave2.1 source: changelog-should-mention-nmu
W: octave2.1 source: source-nmu-has-incorrect-version-number 2.1.64-2
W: octave2.1-info: description-synopsis-starts-with-a-capital-letter
W: octave2.1-htmldoc: description-synopsis-starts-with-a-capital-letter
W: octave2.1-emacsen: description-synopsis-starts-with-a-capital-letter
W: octave2.1-doc: description-synopsis-starts-with-a-capital-letter
W: octave2.1: description-synopsis-starts-with-a-capital-letter

I tend to disagree with Lintian in all these warnings, but I will discuss
the issues with the Lintian folks.