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Old 01-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Frank Lin PIAT
 
Default Bug#564562: stdeb - update description

package: stdeb
version: 0.5.0-1
Severity: wishlist

On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 14:21 +0200, Piotr Ożarowski wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> * Package name : stdeb
> Description : Python to Debian source package conversion utility
>
> stdeb produces Debian source packages from Python packages via a new
> distutils command, sdist_dsc. Automatic defaults are provided for the
> Debian package, but many aspects of the resulting package can be
> customized via a configuration file. An additional command, bdist_deb,
> creates a Debian binary package, a .deb file.

The new version 0.5 [1] contains some nice new(?) feature to create .deb
packages. The package description should be updated accordingly, I
suggest the one below.

Also, I think it is important that stdeb package description should
explicitly mention that .deb from Debian archive are preferred and
supported(2). I am not completely happy with the note I provided.

If the downloaded files aren't gpg/ssl signed, the package description
should mention it.

,----------( proposed package description )---
| This package provide some tools to produces Debian packages
| from Python packages via a new distutils command, sdist_dsc. Automatic
| defaults are provided for the Debian package, but many aspects of the
| resulting package can be customized via a configuration file.
|
| * pypi-install will query the Python Package Index (PyPI) for a
| package, download it, create a .deb from it, and then install
| the .deb.
| * py2dsc will convert a distutils-built source tarball into a Debian
| source package.
| Note: Only Python modules downloaded from Debian archive are supported
| by Debian. Auto-converted packages may not install/work and may
| requires manual fine tuning to reach Debian standards.
`---------

Thanks,

Franklin


[1] http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-announce-list/2009-December/008031.html
(2) This is why I CC'ed debien-devel

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