Re: Lintian ERROR saying dpatch is obsolete
Jon Dowland schrieb am Montag, den 28. November 2011:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 12:54:57PM +0100, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > And I still like the "never touch a running system" approach. If dpatch works
> > without problems, why deprecate it?
> One reason is that the surface area of Debian development tools is too large
> and daunting for newcomers. When alternatives for a given tool exist which are
> relevant and known outside the Debian eco system and there might be some
> practical use for learning those skills in other contexts, IMHO Debian-specific
> solutions should need a strong argument *for* to keep, rather than *against* to
imho it is that range of development tools that make us strong. I packaged
for nearly every package system in the past and it is mainly the great eco
system of debian specific tools that make debian just a joy to package.