updated package from upstream questions...

Daniel J Blueman daniel.blueman at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 20:53:57 UTC 2009

Where there is no updated package pre-built in debian experimental,
what's the process to take upstream code and contribute a proposed
package? Also, how can we share this with Debian to reduce

A good candidate example is dcraw 8.90, since 8.86 has subtly broken
colour transformation for some popular SLR cameras, such as the Nikon
D90; I realised this after processing too many pictures.

This is what I see so far:
 1. apt-get source the current version
 2. import updated upstream source
 3. apply existing debdiff hunks against this
 4. add entry to debian/changelog
 5. generate updated debdiff

After, who do we send the updated debdiff - the package 'maintainer' field?

Is the canonical place where this is stored, the archives or where?

Any package maintainer or MOTU/ubuntu developer would follow the exact
same steps, as someone else or not?

Thanks for any feedback on these questions!

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Daniel J Blueman

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