[maemo-developers] how to promote a non-free package to extras-testing/extras?

From: Felipe Crochik felipe at crochik.com
Date: Tue Jul 20 17:57:43 EEST 2010

The name of the package is mycontacts.

I tried these two URLs while logged in and still can't find a promote link:


Thank you for looking at this issue

-----Original Message-----
From: Niels Breet [mailto:niels at maemo.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:52 AM
To: Felipe Crochik
Cc: 'maemo-developers'
Subject: RE: how to promote a non-free package to extras-testing/extras?

> Niels,
> Are you sure that there is a "promote link"? I must be blind if there is
> one... For the free packages I think it is on the "Status" line but for
>  non-free just says "Package imported" w/o any links.

It would help if you mentioned the actual package you are talking about :)
But yes, I'm sure it is there when there are no warnings showing about
missing items.

> On a follow up question: does anybody know what happens if I upload a new
>  "free" package with the same name of a "non-free"? I am afraid I will
> mess up with the entire thing and none of the packages will be available
> anymore.

You'd need to ping me to remove the non-free one, but there won't be a big
problem anyway. As long as you make sure the free one has a larger version
than the non-free one.

> Thanks,
> Felipe

Niels Breet
maemo.org webmaster

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