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Re: Getting NEW packages into Debian first

On 29/06/2011 17:27, Iain Lane wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 05:19:25PM +0200, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
>> On 29/06/2011 17:09, Daniel Holbach wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> 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
> page.

hum… correct! I was thinking about the general case once the package has
been accepted. But, that doesn't stand here since we are talking about NEW

> 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).

(fwiw) ITPs are referenced on:


and NEWly uploaded packages are listed on:



Mehdi Dogguy مهدي الدڤي

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