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Re: this all this xxx-jp nonsense (was: Re: ITP: grep-ja)

From: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@cs.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: this all this xxx-jp nonsense (was: Re: ITP: grep-ja)
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 14:39:03 +0200
Message-ID: <[🔎] 19990830143903.A17794@cs.leidenuniv.nl>

wakkerma> Previously Ryuichi Arafune wrote:
wakkerma> > I intend to package (exactly, intend to move from Debian-JP) grep-ja.
wakkerma> > This provides the GNU grep applied a multi-byte extension patch.
wakkerma> I seriously object to this. I do not think that forking all packages in
wakkerma> Debian and creating -jp-package is the right way to go. What should be
wakkerma> done is submit patches to the maintainers, preferably both Debian and
wakkerma> upstream. What I was hoping to see with the integration of Debian-JP
wakkerma> is that all the multibyte patches would be *integrated* with Debian,
wakkerma> not a senseless forking of lots of packages.

If the target of the patch is the newest upstream, I fully agree.  (I
have submitted BTS of sed and gawk to apply the multibyte patch)
However, In this case, the multi-byte patch should be applied to an
old one (grep 2.0 (not 2.3)).  And there is no patch for newest grep,
in my knowledge.

What should I do in this circumstance?

wakkerma> I'm even more annoyed that you didn't even contact the maintainer of
wakkerma> the grep package (me) before posting this.

I'm  very sorry that I have not contacted you.

By the way, the patch is located in 
I try to apply it to grep-2.3, but I cannot it.
If you have a time, please try.


Research Institute of Electrical Communication
Tohoku University
Dr. Ryuichi Arafune

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