Laurent Arnoud <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 09:22:20AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > There is a big problem with jsl, though, in that like iirc
> > jscoverage, it embeds its own copy of spidermonkey, and an old one
> > at that...
> It's mean it cannot be in Debian ?
The Debian Policy Manual specifically recommends against it (§4.13). See
that section for the recommendation against, and what to do instead; see
the footnotes from that section for the rationale.
> Should i contact upstream and report this problem ?
You should let them know it's a problem, and why.
Be prepared for the common answer that upstream *doesn't* see it as a
problem; in which case, you'll have the task of politely trying to
convince them, and meanwhile maintaining a patch against their code to
fix the problem for Debian.
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