Packaging Help

Andreas Heck aheck at
Thu Sep 24 20:35:14 BST 2009

Hi all,

Am Donnerstag, den 24.09.2009, 13:17 +0200 schrieb Daniel Holbach:
> Am Mittwoch, den 23.09.2009, 20:59 +0200 schrieb Andreas Heck:
> > As someone you just recently tries to contribute packages to Ubuntu I
> > think the biggest problem at the moment is that REVU seems to be dead
> > during freeze.
> > 
> > Of course you can't get something in at the moment anyway and there are
> > more important tasks at the moment for sure but nevertheless it can take
> > away some enthusiasm from prospective contributors and makes the process
> > look more bureaucratic than it actually is.
> I like the idea of a cheat-sheet. What would belong on there?
>       * general introduction of where to find information about
>         packaging
>       * how to contribute stuff
>       * what we focus on in which part of the cycle, what we DON'T do
>       * an overview of where fixes/updates/etc. to stable go and how
>         that works
>       * ... what else? :-)

The technical side should also be mentioned. Maybe two separate cheet
sheets would be best where one describes the processes and the
organisational stuff and the other focuses on the technical aspects like
the most important activity oriented command-lines for:

- debuild
- pbuilder
- dput
- dh_make
- lintian
- dch
- ...

Best regards,


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