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Re: Requests to sponsor new library packages

Sune Vuorela <nospam@vuorela.dk> writes:

> On 2009-08-19, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > That's interesting, thank you for that perspective. What do you
> > propose, then, for a maintainer who wants to get a new package into
> > Debian, but that package requires one or more separately-packaged
> > libraries that *also* need to be sponsored into Debian before the
> > ???interesting??? package can go in?
> Request sponsorship together. And read up on library packaging.

Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> writes:

> Put them all into the same (or linked) RFS.

I obviously wasn't clear on this point: The library package is prepared
*first*, to provide functionality needed by the dependent package.
They're not ready for sponsorship together. What advice then?

In my case, ‘fooapp’ needs ‘libbar’, which in turn needs ‘libbaz’. So,
with only a limited amount of time, I work first on ‘libbaz’, and that
package is ready for sponsorship before the others. Should I wait until
all three are done — an indeterminate amount of time — before making an
RFS for the ready-to-inspect ‘libbaz’?

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Ben Finney

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