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Request to Members Making Package Requests

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Post by asqwerth » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:50 am

May I respectfully request of everyone making package requests to:

1. check the MX Test Repo and Debian Backports first to see whether the package/update you want is already in there? This will save on unnecessary posts where users ask for something that has already been packaged. Use the MX Package Installer (MXPI) for the checks. The search function makes it easy to do so.

2. next, do a search of the Package Requests subforums to see if there is an existing Package Request Status thread for the package you want, for the relevant MX release. If so, you can post your request for an update in that same thread instead of making a separate new thread for the same package

3. where the package is not so common and isn't something already in the Debian repos, please give a description in your package requests as to what the package you want does/is, and where the source can be found or at least give a web link that provides more info on it. If you want an update of an existing/known package to be in the MX repos, you could just link to some webpage setting out the main bug fixes/new functions.
Don't just make abrupt one-line posts like: "Please make package ABC".
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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:01 am

Good. I snuck in as Mod and made it a sticky.
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Re: Request to Members Making Package Requests

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Post by richb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:11 am

I would add make the request in the version sub forum. For example Package Requests/Status - MX 17, not in Package Requests / Status which is for developers discussing the status of the request.

I have changed the forum description to reflect this.
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Post by JayM » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:58 am

Newbie question: where do I find the MX-18 test repo's package list? Is there an FTP site I can browse?
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Post by Adrian » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:04 am

JayM wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:58 am
Newbie question: where do I find the MX-18 test repo's package list? Is there an FTP site I can browse?
You can see it in MX Packageinstaller, select the MX Test tab. If you want to look at package manually, you can go to any mirror and browse to mx/testrepo/pool subfolder, like this: http://mxrepo.com/mx/testrepo/pool/test/

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Post by JayM » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:07 am

Ah, thanks. I always use Synaptic so I didn't think to look in that other app.

Another question: I don't see a subforum for MX-18 requests. Do they go in the MX-17 forum or here?

One more: this board's description says "For developer discussion on package requests ". Is it OK for non-developer end-users to request apps they'd like to see added??
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Post by Sparky » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:43 am

I didn't even know we can make Package Requests :)
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Re: Request to Members Making Package Requests

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Post by asqwerth » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:01 am

Just check this sub-board and see how others have done it.

But see my first post in this thread.

Check first the MX Test Repo (and also Debian Backports!) which are easily accessible and searchable via the different tabs of MX Packageinstaller (MXPI) just to make sure it isn't packaged already.
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Re: Request to Members Making Package Requests

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Post by JayM » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:16 am

Thanks, asqwerth. Got it.
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