Hallo Gustavo, thanks for adopting the package!
ok, let's start with the review. (The review is part of the NM process, gustavo's NM archive gets a copy via BCC) Am Dienstag, den 04.10.2016, 18:22 +0800 schrieb gustavo panizzo: > Package: sponsorship-requests > Severity: normal > > Hello > > I'm looking for an sponsor of my package uptimed, > I want to adopt this package after it was orphaned by the previous > maintainer #830765 > > uptimed is an old package (in debian since '99) it has many bugs > open, > I fixed some bugs but others I wasn't able to reproduce them, > so my plan is to upload to experimental > and contact the reporters to see if they/I can reproduce the bugs > then fix > them. > > I want to upload to experimental to check if it builds reproducibly > in all Debian architectures. > Be aware that I'll request another upload latter for unstable. > > debian/rules and packaging in general was polished, modernized, and > uploaded > to collab-maint > > this is the changelog let me nitpick on your changelog a bit ;-) > uptimed (1:0.4.0+git20150923.6b22106-1) experimental; urgency=medium > > * New maintainer, thanks Thibaut Varene for your previous > work (Closes: #830765) > * Packaging is now maintained in collab-maint using a git repo > * Packaging an snapshot from upstream > * Packaging using git tags instead of tarballs Those are acutally one change, not two. > * Change dh compat to level 9. No changes were needed > * Build depend on debhelper 9 and dh-autoreconf those two lines are a little contradicting, you need the B-D version for compat 9; and why not go for compat 10, it makes dh-autoreconf default, for instance. > * Update Homepage field on debian/control (Closes: #806456) > * Handle missing /etc/uptimed.conf (Closes: #680419) > * Simplify uptimed init.d script, restart unconditionally on > uptimed > postinst > * Match the location of the $PIDFILE in the init script and the > daemon > configuration (Closes: #336922) (LP: #482629) > * Create /run/uptimed via a tmpfile on systemd systems > * Change the default interval to save the database from 300 to 3600 > seconds why? (changelogs should answer those questions...) > * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8. No changes were needed > * Override 2 lintian warnings (unused-debconf-template) Why is the override neccessary? > * Remove perl dependency on libuptimed0 and libuptimed-dev, perl- > base is > enough > * Change watch file to look at github > * Update uptimed's service file, to start after the time is in > sync, > it still may fail if systemd-timesyncd.service is not in use > as said, those are nitpicks but a important reason to have changelogs is to transport the information why something has changed and not only what. This gives the users the opportunity to assess if a change affects them. Another nitpick is: try to group related changes, it helps understanding them. To the package: * d/*.dirs shouldn't be neccessary anymore, * *.la files should not be distributed anymore, did you check if it can vbe dropped? (https://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/LAFileRemoval ) * d/control: the "Replaces: libuptimed" could be dropped (it is from a release long long ago; nitpick) * ist uptime.conf.5 regenerated at build time? its header says it should... * there is an linitian _error_ init.d-script-needs-depends-on-lsb- base, but that should be easy to fix. * the spelling fix patch is not documented in the changelog * d/copyright is incomplete, I see at least one file with is not covered: src/sd-daemon.c by L. Poettering Please fix the lintian error, the d/copyright and then I'll upload. The *.la can be fixed in a subsequent upload, but maybe you can include it already in the revised packages. -- tobi
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