Debian Bug report logs - #670467
RFP: udev-notify -- Display notifications about newly plugged hardware

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: nodiscc <nodiscc@gmail.com>

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:18:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: nodiscc <nodiscc@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: udev-notify -- Display notifications about newly plugged hardware
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:16:10 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : udev-notify
  Version         : 0.1.3
  Upstream Author : USU Team <lfu.project@gmail.com>
* URL             : http://udev-notify.learnfree.eu/
* License         : GPLv3
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Display notifications about newly plugged hardware

udev-notify is a simple free software app for Ubuntu that runs in background
and shows visual notifications when you plug-in a new device - Camera,
Joystick, Removable Drive, Media Player etc... cIt uses udev for monitoring
hardware changes, and NotifyOSD, notification-daemon, xfce4-notifyd or
knotify (whichever you have installed) for the notifications.




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From: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
To: nodiscc <nodiscc@gmail.com>, 670467@bugs.debian.org
Cc: USU Team <lfu.project@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#670467: RFP: udev-notify -- Display notifications about newly plugged hardware
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 11:30:28 +0100
Hi,

nodiscc wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> 
> * Package name    : udev-notify

Nice idea. I'd like to see such functionality in Debian, too. Thanks
for the request.

>   Version         : 0.1.3
>   Upstream Author : USU Team <lfu.project@gmail.com>
> * URL             : http://udev-notify.learnfree.eu/

Upstream (Cc'ed) already has a .deb package of it, which does work on
Debian, too. But it does not meet Debian's standards yet. At least I
found the following issues:

* Neither copyright nor changelog file
* Mixed up section and archive (maybe an Ubuntu thing)
* No source package at all. Binary package is built by a script
  tools/debian-package.sh plus Makefile
* Embedded code copy of pyudev instead of depending on python-pyudev
* /usr/bin/udev-notify necessarily starts a bash process (should
  either use /bin/sh instead of /bin/bash and exec or it should be
  replaced by be a symlink to /usr/share/udev-notify/udev-notify.py)
* Missing dependency (either "Depends" or at least "Recommends") on a
  notification-daemon. (I don't expect it to work without as it's
  stated on the website that a notification-daemon is needed.)

> * License         : GPLv3

This information can neither be found on the web page nor in the
source code, just on https://launchpad.net/udev-notify so far -- it
would more convincing if there would be a license mentioned (or
included) somewhere inside the source code.

I'd be glad if upstream would bring their own .deb in shape for Debian
and I'd help with that and would sponsor uploads to Debian.

		Regards, Axel
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