[Pkg-privacy-maintainers] Zeronet package

u u at 451f.org
Wed Jun 15 15:16:03 UTC 2016


Bob Mottram:
> Some time ago I made a package for Zeronet (https://zeronet.io) and it
> would be good to get this, or something like it, into Debian.
> https://github.com/bashrc/zeronet-debian
> You can also see discussion here:
> https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet/issues/241#issuecomment-226186104

> Any advice on how to do that would be appreciated. In the past I have
> submitted RFPs and such, but without any response.

I've no experience with Bitcoin and the like personally and I'm not in
any position to review your packaging or take care of it, so I'm simply
gonna answer your Debian related questions.

So, you've prepared a Debian packaging, that's great.

Issuing an RFP means that you'd like somebody else to do the packaging
and maintain it. (https://wiki.debian.org/RFP) Instead, you might want
to maintain the package yourself in Debian, and update it whenever there
are new upstream versions. In that case, please file an ITP bug instead
(https://wiki.debian.org/ITP). You can also convert an existing RFP to
an ITP.

A package can have uploaders and maintainers. You can maintain a package
without actually having the right to upload it to Debian repositories
yourself. In that case, for every release, you'll need to ask an
official DD to review your packaging and upload it for you. I find this
quite convenient, because this also ensures that somebody else reviewed
your work. That's what we call RFS (request for sponsoring.) A first RFS
can simply be made by uploading your package to
https://mentors.debian.net/. See all further instructions there.

This team has been created for team maintenance of packages, meaning,
that we more or less collectively take care of maintaining our packages
and help each other, in theory at least. In practice, most of us take
care of their package and only if needed other team members intervene.

I don't know if anybody on our team will want to either help you upload
the first version of the package without it being team maintained by the
pkg-privacy-maintainers team (that means, you're actually asking for an
RFS), or if we would team maintain this package (which would imply
adding an Uploaders: field to debian/control, see any other of our
packages as an example). You should know that team maintenance does not
mean that you simply prepare a package and then somebody else will take
care of it. (In the latter case, please reconsider filing an RFP and
hope that somebody will pick it up!)

Once you've filed an ITP, your initial changelog will need to mention
"Closes: #123456" where 123456 is the number of your ITP bug.

As said, it looks like you're rather looking for sponsorship, so if
anybody on this list wants to do it, fine, otherwise, try via
mentors.debian.net. The sponsor shall review your initial packaging, and
if it's good, upload it to the NEW queue where Debian FTP masters will
do another review before making the package officially available in the
Debian archives.

I hope it's a bit clearer, please tell me if it's not :)


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