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Re: sted


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.


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