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Re: Question with packaging for non-free


On 2021-05-21 2:51 a.m., Hunter Wittenborn wrote:
> Hello,
> I've recently been working on a project called makedeb
> <https://github.com/hwittenborn/makedeb> that converts Arch Linux
> packages into Debian packages. More specifically, it takes the Arch
> Linux build format, PKGBUILDs, and uses them to make Debian packages.
> As of recent, I've been wanting to package it for the Debian
> repositories, but makedeb itself only makes binary packages (makedeb is
> also self-building).

Why are you putting the package in non-free ?
What license did you put your software under ?

There's rule regarding GPL software and packaging that must be followed...

> As a result of that, I've decided that the best course of action would
> be to publish it to the non-free archive
> <https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive#s-non-free>, but I
> haven't been able to find where I would start for that. I've looked at
> the Debian Mentors <https://mentors.debian.net/intro-maintainers/> page,
> but it looked like the guide was written up for people creating source
> packages.
> Is there anywhere I should look at, or anyone I should contact?

Polyna-Maude R.-Summerside
-Be smart, Be wise, Support opensource development

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