wanna be tweaker - Blender

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu27 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 09:23:36 GMT 2009

Jonathan Marsden wrote:
> Adam B wrote:
>> How can I track down the current maintainer of the Blender package for intrepid?
>> This page (http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/blender) merely says
>> the maintainer is "Ubuntu MOTU Developers".
> apt-get source blender
> and then read the debian/changelog file to see who has been maintaining
> this package most recently.

You can do 'aptitude changelog blender' and save lots of bandwidth ;)

>> I'm interested in making a few tweaks to Blender.  If it works out I'd
>> like to create an Ubuntu package identical to that which ships with
>> Ubuntu (aside from my tweaks).
> Then you can just apt-get source blender as above, make your tweaks to
> the package (including a dch -i to add a new changelog section
> describing your changes) and rebuild the changed package yourself using
> debuild :)
> See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Complete for some more
> details on Ubuntu packaging.  You do not need to contact the last
> maintainer just to create a changed package for yourself and your friends.

That's ok. And what you want to submit for consideration from the developers is
a debdiff attached to a bugreport with the sponsors subscribed. See


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