[pkg-wine-party] Sponsor for winetricks

Joseph Bisch joseph.bisch at gmail.com
Tue May 3 22:17:16 UTC 2016

On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 04:32:55PM +0200, Jens Reyer wrote:
> On 05/03/2016 02:30 AM, Austin English wrote:
> > On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 12:33 PM, Jens Reyer <jre.winesim at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> lintian found some issues:
> >>> W obsolete-url-in-packaging
> >>> debian/copyright http://freshmeat.net/projects/winetricks
> >>
> >> Change to github, and maybe mention Austin English instead/additionally
> >> to Dan Kegel. I don't know 100% of winetricks history, but
> >> "winetricks.org" (registered by Dan Kegel) redirects so github
> > 
> > Dan Kegel originally wrote, we maintained together for a while. He's
> > been inactive with Wine{,tricks} for several years. I'd list us both,
> > but I am the current maintainer.
> Since the field in question is "Upstream-Contact" only Austin should be
> mentioned there now. Dan is still listed prominently in another section
> of d/copyright.

Alright, I corrected that.

> >>> P debian-watch-may-check-gpg-signature
> >>
> >> You might ask upstream to sign the git tags. (Hey Austin :) )
> > 
> > Commits and tags have been signed for a while (since GitHub started
> > displaying it). See all the 'verified' signs in
> > https://github.com/Winetricks/winetricks/commits/master
> Great! I only checked older (unsigned) tags.

The debian/watch file doesn't support git tags. It uses GitHub's
release/tags download feature, which is missing the .git directory, so
it can't verify the signed tags. But I have the Winetricks GitHub
repository as a remote, so I can manually fetch and verify the tag
before merging it into the packaging branch.

So the debian-watch-may-check-gpg-signature message won't go away unless
signatures for the GitHub releases are added somewhere, so that uscan
can verify them.

> Joseph, you may also suggest "tor" (for the new torify option in
> winetricks that is needed in certain countries that block e.g. archive.org)

Actually I already added "tor" to the suggests in my second upload to
mentors.d.n in addition to "aria2".

> All my remarks aren't real blockers for an upload, but trivial to fix. I
> can send you a patch if you prefer. I'd be happy to see an updated
> winetricks version soon.

Thanks, I added your suggestions, so the patch isn't necessary. Now the
only thing left seems to be to switch over to pkg-wine for the
maintainer and repository, but I'd rather see this get released while it
is still current. I requested to join the team on Alioth.


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