Link to "Contributing to Debian" From REVU?

Gustavo Franco stratus at
Fri Mar 16 18:14:25 GMT 2007

On 3/16/07, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at> wrote:
> Andrew Price <andy at> writes:
> > I was wondering, maybe there should be a link to the Contributing To
> > Debian wiki page ( ) on the
> > REVU website and/or on relevant wiki pages that link to REVU.
> > Accompanying something along the lines of "Before submitting your
> > package to REVU, consider packaging it for Debian first. Once it's in
> > Debian unstable it will automatically get into Ubuntu universe and
> > everybody wins". Just a suggestion.
> I have been asked this more than once to add pointers to utnubu and some
> lines like this at the top of, but didn't get
> around to actually do this. If nobody obejcts now, I'll add it this
> weekend there.

Hi Reinhard,

[ wearing my utnubu hat here ]

Please point the potential contributors also to: .

For those who want to upload for Ubuntu then check if the package will
also run in Debian and upload there. You can follow these steps:

1 - Prepare a sid chroot using ubuntu's debootstrap

2 - Test if the package build, install and remove into sid chroot
Note: That's better use pbuilder and cowdancer, but it requires more
detailed instructions.

3 - Create / log into your account ask for more
tests and upload through the mentors interface

You're also free to register into alioth, the Debian's GForge setup at and ask to join any group there to upload
your package and maintain it into svn, bzr, hg and more. Those unable
to define in which group your package fits better, ask to be added
into collab-maint and tell them you're lost. :-P

thanks in advance,
-- stratus

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