On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 01:53:54PM +0100, Dafydd Harries wrote:
> I am not a Debian developer, ...
> Do I have to go through the New Maintainer process before I can
> adopt a package, or does the adoption come first?
You will NOT have to be an official maintainer to
adopt the package. The necessary steps are:
1) Follow the instructions on
to signal others that you are working on the package.
2) Prepare a new version of the package. Place your
name in the Maintainer field of debian/control.
3) Ask for a sponsor, i.e. for someone who looks through
your package and uploads it for you if it is ok.
Debian-mentors may be a good place to look for a sponsor.
- From: Dafydd Harries <firstname.lastname@example.org>