> I see that you use CDBS. Nice! :-D
> Then I suggest to use auto-resolving of build-dependencies (currently they
> are not quite optimal):
> 1) copy debian/control to debian/control.in
> 2) edit debian/control.in replacing cdbs build-dpendency with @cdbs@
> 3) invoke the following command to regenerate debian/control:
> DEB_MAINTAINER_MODE=1 fakeroot debian/rules clean
> 4) Check what changed in the now auto-updated debian/control
> 5) Remove manual entries from debian/control.in now auto-resolved
I don't understand this step. Also it's not always clear when I should do a
step or when CDBS is doing it for me...
I tried to play with it, not sure if I get it for 100% though.
> 6) Repeat steps 3-5 until satisfied
> 6) Commit debian/control.in
> 7) Commit debian/control (separately!)
> I also suggest to enable tracking of copyright/licensing changes:
> 1) Include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/utils.mk
> 2) touch debian/copyright_hints
> 3) Invoke the following to generate debian/copyright_newhints:
> DEB_MAINTAINER_MODE=1 debian/rules pre-build
> 4) Rename debian/copyright_newhints to debian/copyright_hints
> 5) Commit debian/copyright_hints
> After that, at each build the source is scanned for copyright and licensing
> hints, and changes compared to the saved hints file trigger a warning (or a
> failure if DEB_MAINTAINER_MODE=1).
I did this step.
> I also suggest you enable upstream-tarball handling - i.e. a
> get-orig-source build target:
> 1) Include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/upstream-tarball.mk
> 2) Add hints to get upstream source (have a look inside the actual
> upstream-tarball.mk file, or look at e.g. jackd2 for an example)
I skipped this one. To keep it a bit simple for me atm.
I've asked the upstream author to provide a manpage and desktop file.
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