[Pkg-samba-maint] Help maintaining Samba
jelmer at debian.org
Wed Mar 22 14:45:10 UTC 2017
On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 03:08:56PM +0100, Alain Deleglise wrote:
> Thank you guys.
> Indeed I could use docs about git PR workflows you're using and also
> on the triagging process.
> I'll have a look at the bug list and see what I can do.
The git PR workflow is basically sending patches generated by 'git
format-patch' to this list. One of us will pick up the patch and push it to the repo.
For the triaging process, see https://wiki.debian.org/BugTriage
> 2017-03-22 14:08 GMT+01:00 Mathieu Parent <math.parent at gmail.com>:
> > 2017-03-22 13:28 GMT+01:00 Jelmer Vernooĳ <jelmer at debian.org>:
> >> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:47:27AM +0100, Alain Deleglise wrote:
> >>> HI list,
> >>> I would like to offer my help regarding the maintenance of Samba in Debian.
> >>> I've already replied to the RFH :
> >>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=814382
> >>> I've already contacted Andrew Barlett also, who told me to start with
> >>> bugs sorting, and I've tried to do it.
> >>> Now I'm asking again, as I have time to spend on this matter.
> >>> I'm also asking the list if there is somewhere a documentation on how
> >>> to "properly" create a Samba package for Debian ?
> >> Probably the easiest way to get started is by helping to follow up to some of
> >> the existing bugs in the Samba package. Browse through the bugs on
> >> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?src=samba
> >> This might involve improving the package by sending patches to the
> >> repository at git://git.debian.org/pkg-samba/samba.git, following up
> >> to the reporter asking for more information, or linking to the bug report in the
> >> upstream bug tracker (https://bugzilla.samba.org/).
> >> Let me know if there's anything we can help with to get you started, e.g.
> >> pointers to further documentation, etc.
> > Yes. I agree with Jelmer, bug triagging is the best way to start, and
> > to help. I currently try to focus on stretch, but I have a limited
> > time.
> > Don't forget to CC this mailing list when you send mails to
> > http://bugs.debian.org/.
> > To build samba, after the git clone, you can use git-buildpackage. I
> > use this with git-pbuilder to build cleanly on sid (or other Debian
> > versions).
> > Regards
> > --
> > Mathieu Parent
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