Becoming a package maintainer and best practices for porting RPMs from Fedora
I have been maintaining a number of packages created by my lab for
Fedora (as part of NeuroFedora) - most of these tools are for
optical/neuro imaging, modeling and data processing. I would like to
contribute these packages to Debian and want to get some pointers where
The packages I am currently maintaining include
Many of these are MATLAB/Octave compatible toolboxes, some are C-based
Monte Carlo photon simulators (OpenCL based).
I am wondering if someone can let me know
1. is there an established procedure to convert an official Fedora RPM
to a deb package? any best practices guide for creating a package?
2. I am interested in maintaining these packages if accepted, any
links/steps on how to become a maintainer would be fantastic. Any one
willing to mentor me would be great!