Bug#983146: sponsorship-requests: Backup next generation (bung)
> Please change the email address on this bug report from
> email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org
See controlling the Debian BTS .
> 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 .
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 , /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  and ).
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.