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Re: ITP: connect -- Frontend to pppd for GNUstep

On Tue, 08 Jun 2004, Graham Wilson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 02:00:21PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> > > Please, didn't we already have a discussion about the name space
> > > pollution? I'd really suggest to use the prefix gnustep- or the like.
> > 
> > I'll second that.
> Not me. If the package is called that upstream, I see no reason for it
> not to be called the same thing in Debian.

Debian is MUCH more than a gnustep shop.  It is MUCH more than WHATEVER shop
upstream lives and breathes in.  Debian is a distribution, it has to work
well as a whole, and to archieve that we often need to change a lot of what
upstream did for the "generic" packaging they use.

There is nothing wrong with upstream choices for naming his tarball, his
project, or even his executables... in *his* system.  But that _certainly_
doesn't make it automatically right for a Debian system.

This is true not only for your packages.  This is a general fact.  If
one is to keep Debian well integrated, and working, one has to be prepared
to override upstream.

But I am sure this has been explained ad nauseum to you, by now.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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