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Re: Adoption of a package that doesn't need work (yet)

On 5/24/07, François Févotte <francois.fevotte@ensta.org> wrote:
Hello mentors,

I recently filed ITAs for eukleides[1] and xeukleides[2]. However,
since there had been a QA upload[3] not long before, I don't have any
"real" work to do on the package yet.

I'm not sure how I should actually adopt these packages. Should I make
a new package only modifying the maintainer field (and thus cause
users to upgrade the package for no visible reason)? Or should I wait
for a better occasion to upload an updated package (for example a new
upstream version or a bug fix)?

Yeap, you should modify debian/control to change maintainer field, and
also modify the debian/changelog (use dch :-) and change the version
(it should be something like: xxx.xx-x and you have to add xxx.xx-x+1)
that's all, so, you don't have to wait 'till your package need real
work to adopt it.

Thanks in advance for your answers,

you're welcome.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/419083
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/419084
[3] http://packages.qa.debian.org/e/eukleides/news/20070429T093203Z.html

PS: I already posted this message 10 days ago, but since I didn't get
any answer, I post it again with a (presumably) more explicit title.

Manuel Garcia a.k.a "mannyto"
Administrador de redes y servidores
Consultor independiente
Debian GNU/Linux Testing codename "Lenny"

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