examples for better-not-native packages was: No native packages?
Let's start to collect examples of package which we might should rather not be
native. This might make the discussion easier.
- maven-repo-helper, maven-debian-helper
both packages contain a lot of logic that would also be usefull for other
distributions, e.g. fedora. However the code needs a lot of cleanup.
I hope the following is a useful command to search native packages:
aptitude search "?source-version(^[^-]+$)" -F "%p %V %d"
of to narrow the search to installed packages
aptitude search "?installed ?source-version(^[^-]+$)" -F "%p %V %d"
Even the narrowed search to installed packages reveals a few packages which
makes me wonder why they're native:
awesome-extra 2012061101 additional modules for awesome
dvcs-autosync 0.5 Automatically synchronize ...
emacs-goodies-el 35.3 Miscellaneous add-ons for Emacs
fdpowermon 1.7 simple battery power monitor
git-annex 3.20130124 manage files with git
github-backup 1.20120627 backs up data from GitHub
hardlink 0.3.0~rc1 Hardlinks multiple copies ...
ikiwiki 3.20121212 a wiki compiler
jarwrapper 0.43 Run executable Java .jar files
laptop-detect 0.13.7 attempt to detect a laptop
maven-ant-helper 7.7 helper scripts for building ...
metainit 0.0.5 Generates init scripts
mr 1.13 Multiple Repository management tool
netmask 2.3.12 helps determine network masks
os-prober 1.57 utility to detect other OSes ...
pristine-tar 1.26 regenerate pristine tarballs
ssft 0.9.13 Shell Scripts Frontend Tool
whois 5.0.20 intelligent WHOIS client
xtrlock 2.2 Minimal X display lock program
This list makes me wonder whether it's really worth the effort that Joey
separates upstream and debian version of his packages?
Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro