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Re: new package

On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 01:13:59AM +0200, Giorgio wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> As I am using with high for months satisfation Debiain I would like to give my little
> contribute. My question is relativly simple: can I make a .deb file of a program I found
> useful or only "oprphaned" are for new maintainers?

You can of course make debs of all package. The trick is when you want
to become a maintainer.

> I already have read "Debian New Maintainers' Guide" but I am not sure.

To upload the pacakge you have to be a DD (debian developer) or
get a sponsor (I.e. a DD which likes your package). To become a DD you
have to fulfill a number of requirements which are stated in the
new maintainers guide.

In principle they are:

* Agreed and understood the policy and social contract.
* Been properly identified.
* Proved that you are skilled enough. This can for example be
  done by packaging a nice tool or by fixing bugs in a orphaned
  package (with an intent to take it over).

Whis process will probably take a month or two depending on your
luck and your skills.


// Olax

> Thanks,
> Giorgio
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