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Create a release directory under

If you are uploading the first release of a project to, then first create a release directory in the svn repository. You can do this using remote svn commands (rather than checking out the entire release archive):

 svn mkdir

Then check that directory out locally:

 svn co PROJECTNAME-releases

Add new release files

Add tarballs etc. to your local checkout of the release directory:

 cd PROJECTNAME-releases
 svn add PROJECTNAME-x.x.x.tar.gz

Then, generate MD5 and SHA1 checksums for these files:

 md5sum *.tar.gz > MD5SUMS
 sha1sum *.tar.gz > SHA1SUMS

Check that the only modifications to the checksums are for the new files:

 svn diff

If everything is ok (and the checksums for other files have not changed), commit:

 svn commit

Mail appropriate lists

Mail your release notes to appropriate project lists. You may also want to send news to:

 Linux Weekly News <>
 comp.os.linux.announce <>