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Re: Bug#445866: ITP: perforce -- closed source revision control system

Jon Dowland <jon+debian-devel@alcopop.org> writes:

> It seems every other semi-controversial ITP gets an obligatory "why
> package this when we have X,Y,Z instead?" reply, although seemingly
> never from an ftp-master or mirror maintainer or anyone else who is
> actually impacted by archive sizes :-(

Consider it an expression of increasing resistance designed to make people
think twice.  I think it's useful even when not enforced.  If one is
convinced that the package is needed, one can always go ahead anyway, but
the resistance provides useful feedback and sometimes identifies packages
that are really unnecessary for reasons that the prospective packager
didn't realize.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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