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Saturday, December 26, 2015

My packages with an 'outdated' package style

'Lucas Nussbaum' posted a message to the debian-devel mailing list about "Packages with /outdated/ packaging style" where one of my packages are listed.  Reference also:

  • https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/12/msg00383.html
  • http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=904

The associated blog post  for the post as well as an older blog post on the same issue

  • http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=891
  • https://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=751


Running the command noted in the post found that my 'postnews' package is listed:
$ ssh alioth.debian.org 'grep -A 2 Clay ~lucas/qa-20151226/*ddlist'
/srv/home/users/lucas/qa-20151226/merged.ddlist:Robert James Clay <jame@rocasa.us>
/srv/home/users/lucas/qa-20151226/merged.ddlist-   postnews
/srv/home/users/lucas/qa-20151226/merged.ddlist-
--
/srv/home/users/lucas/qa-20151226/qa-helper_classic_debhelper.txt.ddlist:Robert James Clay <jame@rocasa.us>
/srv/home/users/lucas/qa-20151226/qa-helper_classic_debhelper.txt.ddlist-   postnews
/srv/home/users/lucas/qa-20151226/qa-helper_classic_debhelper.txt.ddlist-

A comment by Lucas to the earlier blog post clarifies that, noting the following:
Lucas says:
March 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm
@Marcus: by “dh”, I mean “debhelper7″, or “the dh command”. “debhelper”
is “old-style debhelper packaging, with dh_* commands”

I haven't explicitly created a tickit for it but it is already on my TODO list, to have debian/rules use the dh command instead of using the 'dh_*' commands like it is currently.  Plan to make that change with the next upload, which will likely be which package the next upstream version.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mystic BBS ?

I like the idea of having BBS software as a Debian package even if I don't run them myself and Mystic BBS is one that has been under development again.  I was reminded of it again today while reading some posts speaking favorably of it,  so to check on its status I downloaded the current 1.10 alpha release mystic_110a59_lnx.rar to take a look.  Don't think I'll be taking it any further for the moment, though; although the Sourceforge project site lists its license as GPL 3.0, there is still no source code available that I've been able to find.  The archive doesn't even distribute binaries;  it just has an installer program and an install_data.sym file to with it

Maybe when I have some free time, I'll set up a VPS or something like that and install the alpha to see if it's worth keeping track of yet, or if it's too soon...