On 04/16/2015 06:14 PM, Christopher Baines wrote:
> I am looking for a sponsor for openstreetmap-carto.

Some comments about the packaging follow.

debian/gbp.conf is missing, it's a very good idea to add a gbp.conf file
to (at minimum) use pristine-tar by default so you don't need to use the
commandline option manually each time.

See: http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/policy/policy.html#debian-gbp.conf

The two entries in debian/changelog can be merged into a single one
because the previous upstream release hasn't been uploaded.

See also:

The Vcs-* URLs are commented out in debian/control, these should be
uncommented and updated to use the canonical URLs for the pkg-grass git

The Maintainer field lists Debian OpenStreetMap Team
<pkg-osm-ma...@lists.alioth.debian.org>, but it should use Debian GIS
Project <pkg-grass-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>.

I strongly recommend to use the cme utility to reformat the control file
after you've made the fixes for the above.

See: http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/policy/policy.html#cme

You should also update the package to conform to the latest (3.9.6)
Debian Policy version, use the checklist to see what changes to expect:


The debian/copyright file can use some tweaks too, the Source URL
enclosed in <> is uncommon, just the URL is sufficient.

See also:

The order of the License and Files sections is in reverse order, the
standalone license specifications are typically at the end of the
copyright file.


Because the CC0 license is not included in the common-licenses package,
you need to specify the full license text in the License specification.


The debian/README.source is just the debhelper template and should be

The style.xml generated in debian/rules can more easily be installed via
the debian/install file so you don't need the dh_auto_install override.

Since this is a file generated during the package build, you need to
take care to also remove it with dh_clean.

The watch file downloads the tarballs from GitHub, but doesn't mangle
the filename so you'll get tarball like v2.29.1.tar.gz. You should
always mangle the filename for GitHub project as documented on the Wiki
and in the uscan man page:



You should also consider adding upstream metadata, to document the
upstream bug tracker, VCS and other relevant information.

See: http://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamMetadata

Kind Regards,


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