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Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 14:19:34 -0500
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Earnie Boyd wrote:
> 
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >
> > The last time I asked about this somebody said "Use SourceForge software".
> > I think that would be a overkill for this requirement, though.
> >
> 
> Yeah,  probably overkill.  Hmm... how about something like this:
> 
> I have ported package foo-x.z that I would like to contribute, so I
> create foo-x.z-1.tar.gz and foo-x.z-1-src.tar.gz and upload that to
> cygapp.sourceforge.net/incoming.  However I also need a file
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  cygapp.redhat.com

Freud at play.

> foo-x.z-1-pkg.setup that has in it, the package maintainer name, an
> email address to get in touch with that maintainer, the setup.hint text,
> the announcement message, and anything else that may be necessary.
> Then, you could have a script check the list of known maintainers and
> either automagically update the ftp site and announcement list or send
> you a message that a package awaits approval.  If the
> foo-x.z-1-pkg.setup file isn't digestible by the script then the script
> would reject the package and send an email back to the originator and to
> you,  removing the files before it exits.
> --
> Earnie.
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