[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Packaging a Rust application

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Sat Jun 30 23:45:17 BST 2018

Hi all,

I've been playing around with Rust and have mostly finished my first
non-trivial application, and would like to follow my typical practice of
packaging anything non-trivial I write (initially just in my personal
repo, but possibly for upload to Debian if people find it generally

Is https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/RustPackaging up to date?  Are there any
objections to or problems with me starting with the prerequisites for my
application and working on uploading them to Debian?

I'm a touch confused about the current status because apt-cache search
librust returns nothing at the moment in Debian unstable or experimental,
which seems contrary to what I would expect from the packaging policy and
makes me wonder if it's not a good idea to upload things to Debian yet.  I
see there is some stuff in the NEW queue, though, so maybe that's my

It sounds like most of the discussion is on IRC, but IRC and I don't
really get along (I'm not a huge fan of synchronous, interrupt-based
communication channels).  I suppose I can jump on there if that's strongly
preferred, but I'd love email and asynchronous ways of communicating about
what's going on if possible.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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