[LAD] Build and get your package in Debian/ Ubuntu (was Re: [LAU] Join the Debian Multimedia Team! (to improve the state of Linux audio))
rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 10:29:30 UTC 2009
Grammostola Rosea wrote:
> Fraser wrote:
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>> Grammostola Rosea wrote:
>>> I suggest add a 'chapter' in the wiki of linuxaudio.org with
>>> information about maintaining packages. The information about
>>> Debian/Ubuntu you can find in my link. But I can imagine that also
>>> other distro's like to write down some information about maintaining
>>> multimedia packages, cause it would be nice if we could improve GNU/
>>> Linux audio by getting more packages into the different distro's.
>> A thought to consider - when I embarked upon creating debian and
>> ubuntu packages of my own software, I found very little in the way of
>> guides to assist a developer, the guides are focused on maintaining
>> someone else's software (often already packaged).
>> It can't hurt to educate developers on how to assemble packages for
>> their own software, just making them aware of what's required will lead
>> to reduced effort to package and the ones who chose to include the
>> debian build files in the source shift the maintainer effort to quality
>> control type role (hopefully fed back to the developer to include).
> That's an good point. Did you see this documentation?
> Maybe this?
> As a package maintainer you can got help from mentors.debian.net and
> that mailinglist. I think people can help you too.
> There are a lot developers who makes Ubuntu PPA repo's. IMO it would
> be better if the package hit Debian and so also Ubuntu. It's better
> then having PPA packages all over the place (I know it could be handy
> to offer you last release). Maybe it's a good thing to discuss with
> the Debian Multimedia Team if it is possible to get your package in
> Debian/Ubuntu and how you can deliver packages which could be
> implemented in Debian without much efforts. You know also the people
> of MOTUMedia in Ubuntu are subscribed to the Debian Multimedia
> mailinglist and they work closely together.
> Debian Multimedia Packages Maintainers
> <pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>
> AFAIK it's an open list, so send an message (and CC it to yourself).
Changed the title, cause it's an important discussion opened by Fraser imo.
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