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#1 2018-06-23 07:41:52

Dutch_Master
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Registered: 2018-05-31
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Where to express package requests?

Something I haven't found so far: where can I request packages to be build/included into Devuan? There's 2 I'd like to see appear ASAP (seamonkey and unetbootin) but nowhere on the Devuan site can I find a way to request those packages being included, all I found was a reference to this forum.

TIA!

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#2 2018-06-23 11:10:42

emanym
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Registered: 2018-04-08
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Re: Where to express package requests?

There is an old package for unetbootin in wheezy, it is possible to build that from debian source packages on (debian)jessie at least. Building just a binary from more recent source also worked.

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#3 2018-06-23 11:13:04

devuser
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Registered: 2018-04-30
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Re: Where to express package requests?

I guess you could post in the after Ascii wishlist thread but your best chances would probably be to follow the official packaging guide and volunteer to maintain those packages yourself.

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#4 2018-06-23 12:27:37

Dutch_Master
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Registered: 2018-05-31
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Re: Where to express package requests?

Well, I'm not really interested in becoming a package maintainer. For starters, I'm not a coder, I've already committed to introducing a local language pack (and a 2nd if that goes well) and a lot of other commitments (non-Linux related!) take up a lot of spare time.

I did find a page introducing d1h, which may or may not entice me giving it a try for personal use.

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#5 2018-06-23 15:17:32

golinux
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Re: Where to express package requests?

devuser wrote:

I guess you could post in the after Ascii wishlist thread but your best chances would probably be to follow the official packaging guide and volunteer to maintain those packages yourself.

^ ^ ^ This. ^ ^ ^   The devs have their hands quite full maintaining critical system packages.  But do post a request and maybe those with similar inclinations would band together to help maintain those packages.

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