Re: ITP umoria, and general questions for a new developer
On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 11:30:24AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> simply place your name as maintainer in the control file and make sure your
> name is the one listed in the changelog for the version you release.
Ah, so nothing is official until the package actually gets uploaded, is
that right? Thanks.
> what you want is suidregister.
I'm sorry, I must have been unclear. The package correctly restores
setuid permissions on install (although getting that working was a bit
annoying until I figured out dh_fixperms was being run for me and I had to
set exclusions). I was wondering about the general acceptability of a
package that contains a setuid binary; I expected that kind of thing was at
least discouraged, especially from comments in the New Maintainer's Guide.
Luckily, some people later pointed me to the Policy Manual's mention of
> when you upload a package for i386, the other architectures will recieve
> it and have it auto-compiled. if it fails, they will contact you. if you
> know that something is i386 only, specify that in the arch and do not
> worry about porting it.
Cool. I'll just cross my fingers and hope this compiles for the
architectures then. :-)
> a maintainer is one with a package in the system and a key in the debian
> keyring. maintainer and developer or pretty much interchangeable. You
> are not a member of Debian until you are accepted by New Maintainer and
> have a key in the keyring.
Right, that makes sense. I'm assuming that's not that difficult to do;
just follow the directions in the Developer's Reference, right? There's no
review period or anything like that as far as I can tell.
> you have to update to at least potato. Soon to woody. Either that or all
> compilations of your package will have to be done on debian boxes. If you are
> not running current Debian, development will NOT be easy. In potato there are
> more packaging docs available.
Thanks for the tip. There's a later message about a chrooted
alternative that I might explore, and I've been offered a shell on a real
potato/woody box, so this shouldn't be a significant problem.
Thanks for the speedy reply and the hints. It's greatly apreciated.