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Re: Upgrading apt from Corel to Debian potato: success!

On Thu, Feb 24, 2000 at 10:41:42PM +0100, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 05:59:14PM -0500, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 01:24:54PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > > 
> > Yes, that is the right way to do it, but since we have little influence
> > over Corel, another approach may be needed.
> I think this would set a very bad precedent.  Spinoff distributions are
> fine, but it should be _their_ job to keep up with _us_, not the other
> way around.  We'd quickly find ourselves mired in conflicting technical
> requirements if we tried that.
It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If they are screwing
themselves, then we let them. If they screw up and we want to allow
users to easily upgrade to Debian proper, then it is up to us to
make changes. If we don't care to let users upgrade to real Debian
easily, then I agree we should do nothing.

James (Jay) Treacy

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