Re: Debian derivatives and the Maintainer: field (again)
On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 07:23:41PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Matthew Garrett <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > The DCCA distribution is a mixture of packages from Sarge plus some
> > backports. In all cases, the Maintainer: field appears to be the same as
> > in Debian. Several derived distributions (gnuLinEx, Knoppix, Mepis,
> > Linspire, Progency, Sun-Wah, UserLinux (ha ha ha) and Xandros) are
> > supposed to be using these packages in an unmodified form, as I
> > understand it.
> Have they modified these packages?
Some of them, yes. Mostly the backports.
> What do they do about version numbering of recompilations? (Do they
They have to recompile the backports, at least. I haven't checked the
MD5s of the binaries, but that's easy enough to do.
> Do they modify the packages at all?
As stated, in some cases yes.
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