Hey Debian, How Can I Help?

I'm running Debian Testing on some computers here at home, and I'm well aware that it means that stuff breaks every now and then. That's fine. I just wish there was something I could do beyond waiting for a fix.

My latest example is the Raspberry Pi I have connected to my TV. With the latest update Xorg broke because it depends on fbturbo, which is only available in the stable repo with a version that in turn depends on an older version of another package. To clarify the dependency issue is something like this: package P has been updated to 1.1, but package Q depends on the 1.0 version of P.

At this point I have two options as far as I can tell. I either wait for a new version of fturbo to be packaged, or I figure out where I can get the source for it to build fturbo myself. I'll probably have to package it too, I dunno. It's likely to cause problems with future updates though.

I'm willing to put some work in to get this thing packaged in the official repo. Alas becoming a Debian maintainer is a months long process and I'm not willing to commit to maintaining this thing long term.

Is there even something I can do to speed up the process of packaging this?

-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal