[pkg-wine-party] Proposed package cleanups

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Thu Jan 10 01:06:09 UTC 2013

On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Hilko Bengen wrote:
> Hi,
> here are some changes to the wine packages that I would like to apply:
> - Since the source tree has been patched, mainly for path changes, it
>   makes sense to switch to using source format 3.0 (quilt).
> - debian/control already lists debhelper 9 as a build dependency, so I
>   adjusted the compat level accordingly.
> - The Lintian-overrides have been re-added.
> - Some cruft that is no longer necessary in the build has been removed
> These patches so far introduce no incompatible change over 1.4.1-4;
> the only differences in the binary packages are the Lintian overrides,
> a different scheme for debug symbols, and localized versions of the
> wine ("wine32", actually) manpage that had not been installed before.
> The last patch does introduce a noticable change: It removes usage of
> the alternatives system which we will not need for co-installable
> 32-bit/64-bit packages.
> I'd like to prepare a new version consisting of these packages and
> upload it to experimental -- to keep a way of getting fixes for some
> last-minute RC bugs through unstable before wheezy is released.

I'm catching up on mail after being on vacation for almost 3 weeks, so
I haven't had a chance to look at the patch mails yet, but I'll get to
them eventually.

As a general consideration, I would prefer future development to
happen on the master branch, which is right now the -unstable package.
 I would like the plain wine 1.4 series to go untouched over the
course of jessie except to address rc issues.  And if 1.6 comes out in
that time, then we'll of course package it as plain wine.

Also, I think the alternatives system needs to stay.  It will need to
be updated to be able to support co-installable wine and wine-unstable

Best wishes,

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