first package: pd-wiimote

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Thu Sep 2 09:10:54 UTC 2010

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On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 10:06:50 (CEST), Roman Haefeli wrote:

> The reason why I added the LICENSE file in the first place is because
> the Makefile is hardcoded to install it. Probably I shouldn't have done
> it as a patch. But then again in the thread about pd-motex people agreed
> that it would be better to create a symlink to the respective license
> in /usr/share/common-licenses/.

oh i see.

> So actually, I could remove "install LICENSE" line in the Makefile which
> makes the add-license.patch obsolete  and let debian/rules do the
> symlink and the result will be the same. What do you think?

That would probably be better.

In any case, we really need to make upstream aware of the issue and hope
that they release a new tarball with these issues fixed soon. It seems
that we even have IOhannes in our team :-)

IOhannes, could you do a quick wiimote-0.3.2.tar.gz tarball with the new
makefile and the COPYING file included?

>>  So another approach would be to repackage the
>> tarball to just include the COPYING file. While we are at it, we could
>> also use the new Makefile and get rid of the other patch.
> Instead of using a quilt patch should I simply replace the Makefile with
> the new one and check that into the master branch?

no, that would be pretty confusing. I'd rather do these changes in the
'upstream' branch branch, and have a wiimote-0.3.1.dfsg1.orig.tar.gz
created or something.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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