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Re: Debian derivatives and the Maintainer: field (again)

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 06:19:32PM -0600, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:44:48AM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > It is important, in particular, to account for the fact that Ubuntu is not
> > the only Debian derivative, and that proposals like yours would amount to
> > Debian derivatives being obliged to fork *every source package in Debian*
> > for the sake of changing a few lines of text.
> Ubuntu is different in that they rebuild all packages, not just the one
> they changes.

The matter at hand above was source packages, not binary packages.

Besides which, do you honestly know which packages other Debian derivatives
rebuild?  As a rule, they are far less communicative about their practices
than Ubuntu.

 - mdz

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