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Re: Drivers for Debian Unstable
- From: Flavio Stanchina <flavio at stanchina dot net>
- Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 12:42:31 +0100
Michel Dänzer wrote:
Do you know what the purpose of an ITP is?
Yes, roughly (http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/), but I thought it is
appropriate to file ITPs only if you are a DD.
Would you be prepared to bring the packages in shape suitable for upload
to the Debian non-free archive and maintain (i.e. mostly deal with bug
reports entered in the Debian BTS against them; although, we could just
as well forward those to this list) them though? If so, one of the DDs
here (or any other DD, for that matter) could sponsor the uploads.
That would be fine with me; I would especially love to take advantage of
the Debian BTS and have bug reports handled in a more formal way.
I don't know exactly what "sponsoring" means here: would the relevant DD
upload the packages, or would he/she use his/her DD powers to set me up
so that I would be able to upload them myself?
I think the packages are mostly in shape AFAICT, there are only two
things I'd spend some time on:
- unpacking the RPM and making a proper .orig.tar.gz instead of
having debian/rules download it at build time. I guess we'd put
in the archive only one version of the packages that installs
the driver for the current XFree86 release.
- I don't know how we could deal with different .orig.tar.gz's
for the two supported architectures (i386 and amd64).