Checklist for Package Sponsors

The checklist below is not exhaustive; you should be applying all of the normal checks you do to your own packages in addition to these.

(If there are additional checks that you think should be added, feel free to add them.)

Checklists from individual DDs/groups

Determine if the package actually belongs in Debian

Determine if the package can actually get into Debian

Determine if the maintainer can actually maintain the package

Determine if you can back up the maintainer

Make sure that the package can be distributed by Debian

Make sure that the packaging is up to par

control

rules

changelog

general

Check out the upstream codebase

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