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Re: bugreport, debian, ubuntu

On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 04:01 -0500, Paul Elliott wrote:
> As some of you may have guessed from some of my confused emails the last few days
> I am the author of peless, and I have been trying to get peless into debian.
> I am not an experienced debian person.
> I have been trying to get all my control, rules, changelog, ect, files into shape
> so the peless will package, so then I can hand it off to an experienced debian
> packager who I hope to talk into putting peless into debian.
> To this end, I have been using ubuntu 7.04 as a developement environment.
> Is that wrong? 

You can use Ubuntu, build the package with pbuilder configured to use
Debian Sid, and test the package in a Debian Testing chroot.

> If so, it could be a problem for me, because I have dialup
> and it would take a long time to download a distribution dvd. 

What I said above requires some bandwidth.

> I had
> this ubuntu CD, (they seem to be everywhere), so I just started to use
> it. Everyone tells me that ubuntu is a form of debian.

Ubuntu is based on Debian.

> Anyway, today I thought I had all my files OK, and I could build a package,
> so I thought to try to submit a "RFP".

Do you only want the "peless" software packaged included Debian? Or do
you want to become the official Debian package maintainer?

> I did a "bugreport --email pelliott@io.com wnpp"
> but it never asked me to "Choose the request type:" like it
> says in this web page:
> http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/
> finnaly when it began saying it was going to send the report off
> to an ubuntu mailing list, I aborted it.
> Is there a way to file a RFP from ubuntu? What am I doing wrong?

Send an e-mail to submit@bugs.debian.org with subject "RFP: peless --
short package description" and with this in the body:

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

Followed by some information about the software.


Bart Martens

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