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

On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 01:26:06AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Jun 2004, Graham Wilson wrote:
> > 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.

I understand that it is necessary to override upstream sometimes. What I
don't understand is why it is necessary in this case. I don't see what
harm there is with the given package names.

However, I am obviously in the minority in feeling this way.


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