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Re: create new Debian-Kernel project (was: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel)

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 05:11:45PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > 
> > 'linux' is a perfect name for the package.  The tarballs contain that very
> > name.
> Note that the name is choosen not only to attract the user, but also to
> catch that who blindly use "apt-get source linux". The user wouldn't get
> the well-known and good kernel-source packages but something which is
> under control of Robert. Further, what they would get is not a clean
> source but something with debian/ dir inside which would confuse
> make-kpkg. I would not mind if he had called it "linux-rmh" or such.

That means you find 99% of packages in Debian to be unclean. Now it's your
turn to start a crusade to solve that problem. But don't start with me.

> > Are you implying that you make up names for the software that you package,
> > rather than use the name given to it by upstream?  I believe you don't.
> Ah, that is a good base to start a discussion. Of course it is better to
> keep the upstreams name but make exceptions if they are too generic, to
> confusing or to offensive (though we did already accept such ones, eg.
> "pornview" ;)).

As I said before, you should discuss this with upstream.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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