From: Andreas Tille <email@example.com>
To: Sundaram <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Debian Developers <email@example.com>; Artha DebianBug <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 3:43:02 PM
Subject: Bug#514690: ITP: artha -- A handy off-line thesaurus based on WordNet
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Sundaram wrote:
> Actually, I am new to packaging in Debian. I read the New Maintainer's guide and created 2 .deb
> packages (i386 & amd64). I have put them here @ SF.net
for local download by general users, not in a
> proper apt repository. All the control files, rules, etc. are in my system, locally. They are not in
> any version controlled area. As per the Debian docs, I have filed a ITP bug. I encountered this site
, where its says new packages needing sponsors are to be uploaded. Now, should I
> upload my packages there and get them sponsored first? Or should I first check in the control files in
> the location you pointed me to. If so, how will I get the credintials to login.
Well, there is no *requirement* to use the SVN repository but it turned
to be quite reasonable. So I would recommend to do so - but finally it is
your choice. You have to ask on alioth.debian.org
for a guest account and
once you got this you can ask for adding you to the debian-science group
which automatically grants you write permission to the Debian Science SVN.
If this is a to complicated procedure for you for the moment just point
me to the *.dsc file on mentors once you uploaded it and I might inject it
into Debian Science SVN (if you agree in principle).