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Questions before RFS

Hello there,

I am finishing packaging SleepyHead
(<http://sleepyhead.sourceforge.net/wiki/>, ITP on Bug#780060), and
Andreas kindly suggested that I put the package under the Debian Med
umbrella (which I obviously accepted).  However, before proceeding with
the Request for Sponsorship I would like to ask a few questions.

0) While looking at the git repositories, I found
<http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debian-med/sleepyhead.git/>.  I assume
this means that someone (Ulisses S. Freitas, probably) started an
attempt to package the software, but apparently never finished it.  I
could not find any message/ITP related to this attempt; is this OK to
proceed with my (almost complete) efforts?  I am copying Ubiratan on
this message.

1) Since I am not a DD (yet), do I have to follow the procedures of
debian-mentors for filing an RFS, or can I send the RFS directly to this

2) I am also not a DM (yet, but I will apply very soon), but I will
naturally be on the Uploaders section for this package.  Does this mean
that every time I want to upload a new release I will have to ask here
on the list for an sponsor?  Or do I have to ask on debian-mentors?

3) I have read the policy
<http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org/docs/policy.html>, but I could not
find explicit instructions on how to request the creation of the git
repository for my new package.  And then I just saw that there is a
repository already created for it, so maybe there's no need to create
anything new...  But I'll ask the question anyway: if I were to request
a new repository for my new package, how should I have proceeded?

4) This one should probably go to debian-mentors, but I'll take my
chances here.  SleepyHead is shipped with some bundled libraries, which
I already removed from the compilation process in order to meet our
policy.  However, their files are still in the tree (specifically a
"jquery.js" file that is causing a lintian error)).  I tried using the
"Files-Excluded:" directive on debian/copyright, without success.  I've
seen that Andreas got involved in the discussions about implementing
Files-Excluded, so I would like to know: what is the right thing to do
in this case?  My current plan (not implemented yet) is to create a new
repository with "gbp import-orig" while providing the "--filter="
parameter to not import the bundles.  Any other suggestion?

Well, I guess that's it.  Thanks for the time and patience.  I hope to
have everything ready by the weekend.


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