Re: How to sponsor someone and upload a sponsored package?
On Wednesday 13 September 2000, at 17 h 37, the keyboard of Franklin Belew
> I'm not sure if there is a page yet
> but the steps are really simple,
Here's what you should do if you want to sponsor someone (you must be an
official Debian developer) :
fill the form below to let us know that you're sponsoring someone
download the package produced by the future developer
completely check the package and explain all the mistakes to the future
let him provide a corrected version
check it again and upload the package to Incoming if it's ok. For
recompiling, assuming you are "Happy Sponsor
<firstname.lastname@example.org>", use dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -m'Happy Sponsor
Then, you can simply dupload.
speak a bit with the future developer about what he wants to do for Debian
and about his motivation.
send a mail to email@example.com telling them that the candidate
successfully packaged XX (which is in
Incoming) and that he also wants to do YY for Debian (if he told you
something of course !).