Re: Packaging Policy.
On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 09:55:26PM +0800, Corey Popelier wrote:
> My issue is this, 5.5.3 is actually about 5 or 6 versions behind the
> times. It was from about Sept last year if I recall. Now I don't know what
> the status of the maintainer of this package is, but what are the Debian
> policy/ethical issues involved if I suddenly piped up and said I had
> [unofficial?] packages available for this?
As others pointed out this is quit acceptable. But there is a but:)
Official packages are tested/screned, and at least uptill now I trust
them. Now comes some one I don't no, telling me he has fixed some
probs. Nice nice, but would I want to handover my system to this guy?
No, I wouldn't. Installing a deb has to be done as root, and noway am
I going to run a prog as root of someone I don't know. No doubt
you're trustworthy, but I don't know for sure. But if you would
provide the diffs, I could check for myself that you did you job and
nothing more and would be able to compile it for myself. So please
put the diffs up somewhere too so that "apt-get source package" would
A few days ago someone posted he had deb-ed the latest exim (with
the rewriting stuff per router/transporter). I tried to do it myself,
but failed. I asked for help, but he didn't anwser anymore:( so I'm
stuck with the old version.
Had he put up somewhere the diffs I could have checked that no evil
deeds were incorperated and could have been running the latest and