Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 18:22:10 +0000
From: James Troup <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: “Aurelien Jarno” <email@example.com>
Subject: New Debian maintainer Aurelien Jarno
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important information, please read it all carefully. ]
Dear Aurelien Jarno!
An account has been created for you on developer-accessible machines with username ‘aurel32′. The password for this account can be found encrypted with your PGP or GPG key and appended to this message. A list of machines available to Debian developers can be found at <URL:http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi>. Please take a minute now to familiarize yourself with the Debian Machine Usage Policy, available at <URL:http://www.debian.org/devel/dmup>
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We strongly suggest that you use your email@example.com address for the maintainer field in your packages, because that one will be valid as long as you are a Debian developer, even if you change jobs, leave university or change Internet Service providers. If you do so, please add that address to your PGP/GPG key(s) (using `gpg –edit-key “YOUR USER ID”‘) and send it to the keyring server at keyring.debian.org with `gpg –keyserver keyring.debian.org –send-keys “YOUR USER ID”‘.
You can find more information useful to developers at <URL:http://www.debian.org/devel/> (in particular, see the subsection titled “Debian Developer’s reference”).
We suggest that you subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org. This list is for new maintainers who seek help with initial packaging and other developer-related issues. Those who prefer one-on-one help can also post to the list, and an experienced developer may volunteer to help you. You can get online help on IRC, too, if you join the channel #debian-devel on irc.debian.org. Take a look at the support section on www.debian.org in order to find out more information.
You should have read these documents before working on your packages.
o The Debian Social Contract
o The Debian Policy Manual
If you have some spare time and want to contribute it to Debian you may wish to take a look at the “Work-Needing and Prospective Packages for Debian GNU/Linux” also known as WNPP that can be found at <URL:http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/>
If you plan to make a Debian package from a not yet packaged piece of software you *must* announce your intention on the debian-devel mailing list to make sure nobody else is working on them.
The machine ftp-master.debian.org is our main archive server. Every uploaded package finds it’s way there (except for Packages covered by US crypto laws which go to non-us.debian.org) eventually. master.debian.org is the home of our bug tracking system. Project web pages and CVS archives are hosted on klecker.debian.org (aka cvs/www.debian.org), klecker is also our general shell server. Web pages should be placed in public_html on klecker and refered to by http://people.debian.org/~aurel32
You should use ssh to log into the machines instead of regular telnet or rlogin. Our LDAP directory is able to share ssh RSA keys among machines, please see <URL:http://db.debian.org/doc-mail.html> Otherwise when you first login a ~/.ssh directory will be created with the appropriate permissions. Please be aware of the security implications of using RSA authentication and ssh agents.
Finally, please take a minute to visit <URL:http://db.debian.org/>.
Login using the password information appended to this email, and update your personal information. The information is used to maintain your accounts on various Debian machines, and also to allow other developers and general users to find out more about you. Many of the fields are only visible to other registered Debian developers. This is also the only way to change your password. The passwd program does not yet work.
Welcome to the project!
The Debian New Maintainer Team