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

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd@debian.org
Tue, 25 Jan 2005 05:24:39 -0600

In response to the mail by Rafael Laboissiere dated 25 January 2005 at 08:37:
| 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.

It is only cosmetic, but very annoying. I discovered that on another upload
last week, and installed a lintian file to suppress it. 

However, the lintian maintainers have relented and reverted. The test will
disappear as it threw /way/ too many false positives for Description text
stating with 'GNU ....' or 'KDE ....' etc pp.

|   * 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
| ===========================================================================

Cool. Never noticed the other issues.

| 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

I think this may go away if you add yourself as Uploaders: in debian/control.

| 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

See above. Can all be ignored.

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

Let us know what you find.

Thanks for getting this going. 


| -- 
| Rafael
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