Membership and packaging management questions

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at
Tue Jan 17 18:44:07 GMT 2006

On di, 2006-01-17 at 19:11 +0100, Marek Habersack wrote:
> Hello people,
>   I've been using Ubuntu on my desktop machines exclusively ever since
> hoary and I think it's the highest time for me to relieve the good
> folks maintaining my Debian packages for Ubuntu. There's simply no
> point in doubling the efforts when I can maintain both the Debian and
> the Ubuntu packages at the same time. 
>   Regarding the above, I've got two questions:
>     - what is the process for a DD to become an Ubuntu uploader

Packages that are uploaded to Debian will automatically be synchronized.
If a package needs an Ubuntu specific patch, then you can let one of the
MOTU do that for you.

To become a MOTU you need to be an Ubuntu member first, which means
you'll have to give a sustained and significant contribution to Ubuntu.
Sending patched to the MOTU is a good way of making such a
contribution :) 

>     - how do I deal with removing from Ubuntu packages that I
> requested to be removed from Debian? 

I believe these are automatically removed from Ubuntu too, but I'm
definitely not sure about that. Otherwise you can ask one of the MOTU to
poke the ftp admin :)

Dennis K.
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