Ongoing Debian package maintenance.

Lei Zhang thestig at
Tue Sep 7 13:42:35 CDT 2010

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at> wrote:
> On 25 August 2010 11:31, Lei Zhang <thestig at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at> wrote:
>>> On 24 August 2010 04:34, Lei Zhang <thestig at> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at> wrote:
>>>> > Hello everyone,
>>>> >
>>>> > My health has not improved at all since my last call for help with the
>>>> > Debian package management. I really need someone to take over from me, or at
>>>> > least some help to devise a new set of (semi-)automated build scripts. Any
>>>> > volunteers?
>>>> Hi Ben,
>>>> Does the task basically involve building new .deb packages for every
>>>> release? I can probably take over this if nobody else volunteered.
>>> Yes, that is essentially the job. For every release of Wine, produce a
>>> package for Debian's stable branch and testing/unstable.
>> Ok, I'll take the job. If you have any documentation / pointers on
>> what the package maintainer needs to do, send them my way, or better
>> yet, put it on the Wine wiki.
> I've put up recommendations for how the packages should be structured
> on my page on the wiki.
> I'll send you my control and crappy build scripts later today. If
> there's anything you need to ask me, just shoot :)

It would be helpful if you provide the content of your debian/
directory. I wrote my own debian/control file and what not and built a
wine-gecko-1.1.0 .deb over the weekend. I haven't finished working on
the main Wine packages, but I'll take a look at your suggestions and
reconsider how to structure the packages.

More information about the wine-devel mailing list