The Packaging Guide Needs Your Help

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Wed Aug 10 08:02:17 UTC 2011

Hi Jonathan,

On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 12:24:56PM +0100, Jonathan Riddell wrote:

> The new Ubuntu Packaging Guide is nearing completion but needs your help.

> Browse it at

> Articles still to be written include

> -traditional packaging

Does this refer to traditional packaging contents, or traditional packaging
workflows?  Or both?

In either case, my first inclination is to question whether this is
something we want included prominently in the packaging guide.  It is a
major downfall of our existing wiki documentation that it tries to document
all possible ways that packages can be put together, thus leaving would-be
developers with no guidance about how packages *should* be put together, and
it's my fervent hope that the packaging guide will avoid this trap.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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