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    What is the process for putting a package out there for everyone?


    I'm at step 1: I've created a script that is useful.

    Step 18,000 is: "apt-get install jeffs-cool-script".

    Does anyone know what steps 2 through 17,999 are?

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    Hiya jeff
    This is just my opinion and not Linuxforums.org. I would post it here in a post to let other people check it out and decide if it's useful to them. If a few people express interest in it, then maybe you could move onto bigger and better things from there.
    We (Moderators and Trusted Penguins) actually had a discussion on allowing scripts to be posted in the downloads section but we're still discussing it for now, I think that would be useful for something like this.
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    You can probably host it on Google's project hosting site:

    Google Code
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    Good Idea ozar, I was going to suggest sourceforge, but I have heard a few horror stories about that route.
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    If you want folks to be able to download and install them via apt, you need to set up a repository and create a deb package.

    Debian Repository HOWTO
    Debian New Maintainers' Guide - Getting started The Right Way

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    MikeTBob, it's basically this script, which puts external drives on standby (spins them down) when not in use, except I wrote an init.d script so it will run on startup rather than requiring the user to execute it.

    Reed9, thanks for the links, I'll check them out.

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