Re: Debian derivatives and the Maintainer: field (again)
Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I don't think you can speak to what tools we do or do not have. The fact
> is, we import most Debian source packages unmodified, and do not have any
> such tool for modifying them.
It's really a very short perl script, or a simple modification in C to
the dpkg-building tools. Indeed, if you said, "hey, we would like to
do this, but need someone to write the tool for us" you might well
>> Since you are rebuilding the package, you *must* change the version number
>> *anyway*. It is not correct to recompile, and leave the version number
> I don't agree. This isn't even the case within Debian. Binary-only NMUs
> don't modify the source package, even though the binaries are recompiled.
Actually, binary-only NMUs, after the first compilation, *do* get new
> I do expect, however, for this decision to be taken with regard to all
> Debian derivatives, and not to single out Ubuntu with a different set of
No other Debian derivative, as far as I'm aware, says that it
cooperates fully with Debian.