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Bug#983146: sponsorship-requests: Backup next generation (bung)


> Please change the email address on this bug report from 
> send_only.aurinoco@auroville.org.in to bung@charlesmatkinson.org

See controlling the Debian BTS [1].

> I tried hard to make a source .deb but did not manage to do so.
> Would you like me to share the system I use to create the .deb?

Please see the new maintainers guide [2].

The long and short of it is: Debian manages thousands of software
packages and provides a huge amount of freedom to maintainers in
how they do so.  However, your package MUST build from a single
call to debian/rules (see [3], /FTBFSIASW/).

This baseline level of uniformity allows Debian to support many
architectures and provide support for the full duration of a Debian

> bung was not a Debian package so I thought the appropriate place
> to install it was under /opt.  If it becomes a Debian package
> then it should be installed in the conventional places. 

Since you are submitting a package to be included in Debian,
it will not be accepted unless it is packaged in a way that
is suitable for Debian---all the files should be placed in
accordance with the Debian FHS (see [4] and [5]).

Once you do this, be sure to use lintian---I suggest at least
looking at the "pedantic" results:

 lintian --verbose -L ">=pedantic" $changes_file

Sponsors are more likely to look at a lintian-clean package.


[1] https://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control#submitter
[2] https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/
[3] https://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html
[4] https://wiki.debian.org/FilesystemHierarchyStandard
[5] https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-opersys.html

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