On Aug 17, 2010, at 4:35 AM, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 07:37:11 (CEST), Reinhard Tartler wrote:

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 00:22:25 (CEST), Felipe Sateler wrote:

On 16/08/10 17:47, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

It seems that this thread gets easily hijacked ;)  Returning to the
Subject, I think pd-motex is ready for upload, thanks all for the

How are you editing debian/changelog? The timestamp is old!

Also, there is no need to ship the GPL text in the package. It seems
like no patch or file tries to read the license, so no need to ship it
(we already have the copyright file).

Uh, why do you want to have the LICENSE.txt file removed from the
upstream tarball? That seems rather blunt to me.

Ah no, you meant to not ship it in the binary package, not to remove it
from the orig.tar.gz. Yes, that's a valid concern. This patch to the
Makefile should fix this:

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index acbd0da..11feccf 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -192,8 +192,6 @@ install-doc:
        test -z "$(strip $(PDOBJECTS))" || \
                $(INSTALL_FILE) $(PDOBJECTS:.pd=-help.pd) \

        test -z "$(strip $(EXAMPLES))" || \

Hans, what do you think about removing these two lines upstream? Users
are very unlikely to look these two files up in those places anyway.

README.txt and LICENSE.txt are part of the Pd library format. They are part of the library, and the Help Browser (aka the library browser) looks for them to display them. The library format is basically a directory with files in it, and a subdir called 'examples'. That install target actually serves to enforce that all the standard files are there.

In this library, I could replace the file with a symlink to ../../../ common-licenses/GPL-2, but other libraries might have different licenses so this wouldn't always be the case.

I'll read up on the emacs changelog mode, I already have dpkg-dev-el installed already I guess I didn't realize I needed to trigger the timestamp manually.



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