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Re: Volunteering, introducing myself

Hello Russ,

glad you want to contribute to Debian, and to do so in the Debian Perl
Group, I'm sure your help will be useful.

The procedure to join is this:
 * State that you want to do so (done)
 * I add your alioth account to the site (will be done in a minute)
 * You read through the stuff at http://pkg-perl.alioth.org/
 * You upload your packages to SVN and start maintianing them using

The procedure to add a new package as a Group member:
 * Basically the usual procedure: File an ITP
 * Upload the package to svn and bring it in shape
 * Unless a DD, ask on the mailinglist for someone to sponser it
 * Repeat last point until it shows effect :-)
 * Someone pulls the sources, adds himself to Uploaders:, builds the
package and tags the release.

Same applies to making a new release, besides the first point of course.

By the way: Who of the currently active members are DDs? Carlo Segre
still waits for the uploads from Tuesday, I guess, and I might not get
around to handle them soon, so if anyone wants to step it, that would be
great. (no "Office Space"-Pun intended :-))


Am Donnerstag, den 14.04.2005, 19:49 -0700 schrieb Russ Allbery:
> Hello folks,
> I'm not quite sure what the standard procedure is for someone who would
> like to join in, but it seems like an introduction would be a good start.
> I've been working on and with Perl for a while, have contributed several
> modules to Perl's core set, and currently maintain pod2text and pod2man as
> well as a handful of Perl modules on CPAN.  I've been doing Debian
> packaging for Stanford University for around a year now and have been
> slowly ramping up to get that packaging effort into Debian proper where
> appropriate.  We're moving towards Debian on nearly all of our
> infrastructure servers and I use Debian on all of my systems, and
> therefore have both a personal and a work interest in helping maintain all
> of the packages that we use (and we use lots of Perl packages).
> I've just filed my New Maintainer application and have been working
> largely on AFS- and Kerberos-related packages.  My Alioth ID is rra-guest.
> I'm interested in adopting libauthen-sasl-cyrus-perl, and also interested
> in packaging:
>     libauthen-krb5-perl
>     libnumber-format-perl
>     libnews-article-perl
>     libpgp-sign-perl
> (the latter is one of my modules, but is also a prerequisite for
> libnews-article-perl).  We use all of these fairly extensively at
> Stanford.  I've not yet filed ITPs for these packages in part because I
> wanted to understand the procedures here first; if I should go do that
> right away, let me know, and I'd be glad to do so.
> I'm also packaging libafs-perl, but I'm currently doing that in
> conjunction with the team that's packaging other AFS and Kerberos packages
> for Debian.
> Could someone let me know what the procedure is?  Do those sound like good
> modules to add to the pkg-perl Subversion repository (and if so, how would
> I go about getting access)?  Is there anything else that people would
> specifically like help with?
> On libauthen-sasl-cyrus-perl, the version currently in Debian (orphaned,
> with one QA upload) is the version from CPAN.  This is significantly less
> useful than the separate version maintained by Patrick Boettcher at:
>     <http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/>
> I'd like to adopt this package, and in so doing I would switch to this
> version of the module instead of the CPAN version maintained by Mark
> Adamson (at least until the two packages merge, which is something Patrick
> wants as well).
> Any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated!
> -- 
> Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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