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Re: What is the process for creating/uploading new packages?


I've uploaded my first debian package to debian mentors:

Looks like now I understand how it is done at least for libraries
(though I'd appreciate if someone criticized the packaging) and I
could also package the other dependencies for my apps.

What should I do now? :) Should it somehow get to
darcs.debian.org/pkg-haskell? Should I notify someone? etc.

2010/12/22 Eugene Kirpichov <ekirpichov@gmail.com>:
> 2010/12/22 Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>:
>> Hi,
>> Am Mittwoch, den 22.12.2010, 00:29 +0300 schrieb Eugene Kirpichov:
>>> 2010/12/22 Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>:
>>> > Note that maintaining Debian packages is a bit more work than creating a
>>> > Cabal package, because of all the processes around it and guidelines and
>>> > stuff. If that sounds more interesting than scary: You are welcome!
>>> Scary but I see no other way to give my apps any serious adoption
>>> outside the haskell community :)
>> Well, the other way is to hope that a Debian developer picks it up. I
>> might if the list of currently missing dependencies is not too long,
>> does not contain very weird or untrustworthy stuff and I find the
>> time... might take a week or two till I have that.
> Then I'll first try to do it myself :)
>>> > A good start may be the packaging of other haskell programs, e.g.
>>> > http://darcs.debian.org/pkg-haskell/bluetile/ or
>>> > http://darcs.debian.org/pkg-haskell/alex/ or, well, pick any from
>>> > http://pkg-haskell.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/pet.cgi
>>> >
>>> > These repositories contain just the Debian repository of the packaging,
>>> > so extract it in your source directory.
>>> >
>>> Yeah, I've already based my package on this. Is it supposed to build
>>> with a single "debuild (no arguments)" command? Didn't work for me
>>> (will ask more questions tomorrow), I had to do "debuild -T
>>> install/timeplot" and alike (which of course didn't work because of
>>> all the unpackaged dependencies)
>> It should definitely build by running "debuild -uc -us".
> Ok, understood.
>>> >> > There are also quite a number of dependencies not in Debian yet, which
>>> >> > would have to be packaged.
>>> >> Do you mean and we must have all haskell dependencies of the packages
>>> >> also packaged? Is it because the package has to be buildable from
>>> >> source, or is that also necessary for binary builds?
>>> >
>>> > Both: All our package have to be buildable using stuff in Debian by our
>>> > users; and because we auto-build packages for many architectures (and
>>> > for other reasons, such as security support), they need to be buildable
>>> > by our auto-builders. So yes, each and every dependency has to be
>>> > packaged in Debian.
>>> >
>>> > It’d be a help already if you could identify the set of packages
>>> > required, but not yet in Debian. On
>>> > http://people.debian.org/~nomeata/hackagevsdebian.html
>>> > you can see which packages are in Debian already.
>>> >
>>> OK, I see.
>>> What if I have packaged a new library - how do I upload it? Am I
>>> required to use the debian.haskell.org darcs repo, etc?
>>> Also, I didn't quite understand what's up with the "source/format =
>>> 3.0 (quilt)" stuff - debuilds didn't work with it, complaining about
>>> absence of an .orig.tar file, I had to change to 3.0 (native) and
>>> ignore some warnings..
>> hmm, about the .orig.tar stuff I suggest you read
>> http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/... :-)
>>> Generally, if I upload my "debianization" of a package somewhere, is
>>> it reasonable to expect that someone will criticize and correct me? :)
>> Yes. For a start you can use the infrastructure in place at
>> http://mentors.debian.net/.
> Thanks, I will.
> Do you mean that I should upload my packaging attempts there and
> debian-haskell@ will then somehow take over with them and integrate
> them into its process and infrastructure?
>> BTW, do you use Debian or Ubuntu yourself as a user?
> Yes, to an extent. I've used them for several years but currently I'm
> on Windows, though I have a pet Ubuntu VM where I do some things,
> incl. building this package :)
>> Greetings,
>> Joachim
>> --
>> Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
>> Debian Developer
>>  nomeata@debian.org | ICQ# 74513189 | GPG-Keyid: 4743206C
>>  JID: nomeata@joachim-breitner.de | http://people.debian.org/~nomeata
> --
> Eugene Kirpichov
> Senior Software Engineer,
> Grid Dynamics http://www.griddynamics.com/

Eugene Kirpichov
Senior Software Engineer,
Grid Dynamics http://www.griddynamics.com/

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