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Re: Getting NEW packages into Debian first

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 05:19:25PM +0200, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
On 29/06/2011 17:09, Daniel Holbach wrote:

Am 28.06.2011 10:12, schrieb Daniel Holbach:
What is your take on it?

Thanks so much for your very positive feedback on it. I updated the
Debian section on the wiki page and will have a look at simplifying it
somewhat to present a bit more of a stream-lined process to newcomers
who "just want their package in". :)

A tiny remark, the actual page says to look for potential packaging
updates on Debian's WebSVN. I believe a better link would be [1] since you
don't know in advance which $vcs some team is using.

Personally, I do check the PTS[2] which gives the information if
maintainers set up appropriate headers in debian/control, or ask or
relevant mailing-lists. As a last resort, I might check manually on [1]
but that would be really annoying.

If we're talking about NEW packages then there won't be a PTS

Maintainers should be filing ITPs when they begin working on a
package, so just searching through those should be all you need to
do. You then have a name and email address to ask for more information
(such as where the packaging VCS is).

I would only trawl the VCSen if I was fairly sure that someone had
started work and not bothered to file an ITP.


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