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Old 04-04-2010, 05:07 PM
Magnus Pedersen
Default Howto get kwooty build for debian?

Adrian von Bidder wrote:

> Heyho!
> On Sunday 04 April 2010 16.52:01 Magnus Pedersen wrote:
>> What is the proper way to wish for a program (kwooty) to be included in
>> debian?
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/kwooty/
> There is no official way for it to get included, but there are several
> ways to work on it.
> The easiest you have already done :-)
> The next bigger thing ;-) is file a "Request for Packaging" in our bug
> tracking system. http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/howto/RFP.html talks
> about how to file an RFP (although it speaks about perl modules
> specifically, most of it does also apply for other programs. Just ignore
> the per specific bits.)
> The problem with emails to lists and "RFP" bugs: it's absolutely not
> guaranteed that somebody will be interested to work on it.
> Much better than the above, and certain to be successful: learn to do the
> packaging yourself. If you can compile the program and are willing to
> learn a bit, this is not very difficult to do, and there are many people
> who will
> be ready to help. (As somebody said recently on some Debian mailing list:
> we don't bit ... much. My observation: when we -- Debian Developers --
> bite, we usually bite one another and not newcomers.)

I think I'll read up on this, if I fail miserably I'll try RFP (or perhaps
paying somebody ;-) )

> If you're intersted: here's some places to get started:
> -> http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/
> -> The #debian and #debian-devel IRC channels on irc.debian.org
> -> The debian-mentors@lists.debian.org mailing list.
> -> stuff linked from http://www.debian.org/devel/

Thank You!

> The very technical documentation, probably not for beginners:
> -> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/
> -> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/
> NOTE: it is absolutely not necessary for you to become an official Debian
> Developer or Maintainer if you just want to create this one package, but
> obviously you're very welcome to do so (even if you only want to maintain
> this one package.)
> And obviously, you could always pay somebody to create the package ;-)
> cheers
> -- vbi

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