Information are to be found here.
Information about the package reportbug are to be found here:
You might want to use that, as it is very comfortable (mainly for block-by and additional-infos).
After you have successfully built your package with dpkg-buildpackage and made sure all dependencies are added to debian/control, it is time to send an ITP (intent to package).
Send the email to: email@example.com
The subject line is supposed to have the following syntax:
ITP: ruby-devise -- A gem that offers flexible authentication solution for Rails with Warden
which means you start with ITP and a colon (ITP:) add one space, then the name of your package (ruby-devise) one space, two hyphens and another space ( -- ) and finally the short description.
The content should look similar to this:
package: wnpp Severity: wishlist Owner: 'Your Name' <firstname.lastname@example.org> *Package Name : devise Version : 2.1.2 Upstream Author : José Valim, Carlos Antônio (Author name/s of the Gem). *URL : https://github.com/plataformatec/devise (Link to the git repo of the Gem) *License : Expat *Description : Flexible authentication solution for Rails with Warden I am packaging devise as it is a dependency of devise_invitable (#691181) which is a dependency of diaspora (#597093)
You will find the relevant info in the files you already edited (changelog, copyright and control). Once you get the confirmation for your ITP you can add the bug-number to debian/changelog:
* Initial release (Closes: #692057 )
and get rid of the according lintian error.
Detailed info can be found here:
If your package can't be installed because one of its dependencies is not installable, but already set to ITP.
Send an email to: email@example.com
Give the info in the subject line. Tell which package blocks your package:
devise (691525 ) blocks devise_invitable (691181)
In the body use this syntax (ITP-number block by ITP-number)
block 691181 by 691525
add additional info
Once you added your package as a git repo to * gitorious debian-diaspora you should add the info about the git-repository to the bug.
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make the subject line look like this:
Re: ITP: ruby-devise -- A gem that offers flexible authentication solution for Rails with Warden
(add an Re: before your original subject line).
And give the info where your git repository is to be found. For example:
The git-repository is to be found here: https://gitorious.org/debian-diaspora/ruby-devise Regards,