[packman] Fwd: Wanting to upload a package
isooik at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 20:33:30 CET 2008
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From: Isaak Malik <isooik at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: [packman] Wanting to upload a package
To: Henne Vogelsang <hvogel at hennevogel.de>
Well, since most of the work is done by the Truecrypt developers the only
task I'll have is to maintain the versions and update the repository as soon
as a new version is out.
I have no experience with manual packaging but I do have the time to check
for updates every several days.
On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Henne Vogelsang <hvogel at hennevogel.de>wrote:
> Hi Isaak,
> On Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 21:08:29, Isaak Malik wrote:
> > Oh I see, the page on the packman website just mentioned to request the
> > details by contacting the mailing list, that's why I didn't mention any
> > details.
> > I'm just a simple OpenSUSE user and wanted to upload the truecrypt
> > which the truecrypt developers compile themselves, it's available at
> > www.truecrypt.org (download the binary file and extract the .rpm via the
> > command line).
> > Why upload it? So other SUSE users can easily find the package via Yast
> > perform easy upgrades when a newer version is available. I don't
> > want to do this myself, if anyone else feels like doing this I'd
> > it.
> Sorry we are not a package hosting service but a group of maintainers
> that care for a repository of packages. Adding something to packman
> needs way more then just uploading it. You need to adapt the package to
> openSUSEs needs, maintain it for several versions, fix packaging bugs
> and so on. You can do that for truecrypt if you want, but this needs
> plenty of time and knowledge about packaging and so on. Are you willing
> to do that?
> Henne Vogelsang, http://hennevogel.de
> "To die. In the rain. Alone."
> Ernest Hemingway
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