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Re: Adding game into repos

On 07/16/10 15:27, Scott Howard wrote:
On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 7:51 AM, manuel<linuxuser-sky@gmx.de>  wrote:
Just did that and filled an ITP: Bug#589282

So whats next? Does a Sponsor contact me and asks for the source package ?

Where could i read about the whole process from submitting ITP to package in
Debian does a documentary exists with the steps involved ?
You can check out:

Basically you work on the package, make sure it works and is lintian
clean (lintian --pedantic -I), and upload it somewhere where a sponsor
can download it. A convenient place is mentors.debian.net (frequently
abbreviated as m.d.n). Instructions on how to upload to m.d.n are
included on that site.

Once uploaded you can use the template emails m.d.n gives you or just
send an email to this list with the information about the package and
the location for testing. If someone is interested in sponsoring, they
will contact you and work with you to make sure it is good enough for
upload. It also is a good idea to subscribe to the debian-mentors
mailing list to see some of the feedback other new maintainers are
getting with their packages.

If they upload, and the package is accepted to the archive, you will
have to repeat this process for each update. It's your responsibility
to find a sponsor, they won't seek you out. After a few uploads and
experience in Debian, you can apply to become a Debian Maintainer [1]
so you don't need to find a sponsor to upload your maintained package
(but having someone look over changes is always helpful).

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer


Hi Scott and others

I did a normal lintian test and it was clean. With your options i get an error.

I tested 2 files the dsc and the deb file. The dsc is clean but the deb produces an error:

manuel@think:~/Python/new/workspace/deb$ lintian --pedantic -I -i pyksoko_0.3.3-1.dsc

Seems fine to me

manuel@think:~/Python/new/workspace/deb$ lintian --pedantic -I -i pyksoko_0.3.3-1_amd64.deb
I: pyksoko: arch-dep-package-has-big-usr-share 4040kB 100%

This is because the game data gets installed in /usr/share

The interesting thing is sauerbraten (my ref package) does the same thing and all the game data are in /usr/share/games/sauerbraten.

But sauerbraten is in debian repos. Why ? is it more a warning than an error ?

What should i do about it ?



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