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Re: About native packages

Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de> writes:

> It's different when the Debian maintainer is also upstream. It is argued
> that then there's only one `debianization'. That's all right but please
> consider the following cases before making your package Debian native:
> - Do you want to release a new upstream version to fix a missing build
>   dependency?

And further-

  What if your program outlives your interest in it?  i.e. what if
  someone else takes it over upstream eventually, and they're not a
  Debian developer?

I tend to think that in many cases, preserving the upstream/Debian
distinction is wise, even if not totally necessary ATM.

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930

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