Re: Become a Debian Developer!
I have tried to become a Debian developer. I have a little package
(fairly simple Makefile, one executable and one man page to install).
It took me a few goes over at least a year, but now I have a .deb file
and my package is installed on my machine (1.3) and it works fine.
So I mailed email@example.com two months ago and heard nothing
back. What did I do wrong? Is it that I am author as well as
maintainer of the package? Perhaps the use of a mail alias was
off-putting? Or perhaps it is a libc6 thing? (I'll compile against libc6
if I've done everything else right).
>From ajr Sun Sep 7 07:53:57 1997
> 6.2 When you have a package to upload
> When you have your package ready to be uploaded you must send a message
> to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> The message should say what you've done and who you are, and should ask
> for an account on master and to be subscribed to debian-private (the
> developers-only mailing list). It should contain your PGP key (extracted
> using pgp -kxa) for the database of keys which is shipped with dpkg.
Right - I'm Tony Robinson, I'm author of shorten which is a compressor
for audio files (and others). I wrote shorten about five years ago and
it is quite stable. I have recently added RIFF WAVE support and I'd
like to release the new version as a Debian package. I've built and
installed the package locally (shorten_2.3-1_i386.deb,
shorten_2.3-1.tar.gz) and I've subscribed to debian-devel (is there a
As described above, I would now like an account on master and to be
subscribed to debian-private (as email@example.com please
on the expectation that the volume is the same as debian-devel).
My public key follows.
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024/D8B762D5 1997/09/04 Tony Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
Trouble? e-mail to email@example.com .