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Re: Is Ubuntu a debian derivative or is it a fork?

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 12:18:13PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 07:46:24PM +0200, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 01.06.2005, 14:08 +0200 schrieb Peter Van Eynde:
> > > A message like this makes you the perfect victim :-) for my question:
> > > what should a debian maintainer do to have his or her packages in
> > > universe in a good shape? I'm even willing to build the packages
> > > myself, but I fail to see how the pieces fit together. Where do
> > > universe bugs go? Who decides which version goes into universe? What
> > > do to with my packages that cannot be 'source only' like cmucl?
> > [...]
> > About the "source only" question, I have to pass the question to someone
> > more experienced, I'm not quite sure, how we handle this. Matt Zimmerman
> > maybe can answer this.
> I'm not sure what you mean by this; do you mean packages with circular
> dependencies which must be bootstrapped manually?  If so, this is generally
> handled by our buildd admins.

Actually, it's handled by those that start the port. Once one version of
said package has been compiled and is available, the previous version
can always be used to build the next version.

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond

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