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Re: Bug#457353: gdome2-xslt: should not be a Debian-native package

Luk Claes wrote:
>> Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
>>> Sorry, but I disagree with this interpretation. For me a Debian native
>>> package is a package which contains the official debian packaging stuff
>>> in the upstream tarball. Since I'm also upstream for gdome2-xslt and the
>>> software has been used historically always as a Debian package, to me
>>> that is a native Debian package.

I couldn't find any better and more direct references, but according to
[0] and [1] your interpretation is wrong.

> I thought this consensus was already a fact and that some maintainers
> just disagree and nobody forced them to change yet...

Indeed, I think this should be more directly stated at least on dev-ref.
Policy only contains an oblique reference[0] to this.

> The reasons why it shouldn't be a native package IMHO:
> * it's not specific to Debian
> * it wastes bandwidth as every upload contains all the sources
> * it's confusing for newcomers
> * it's error prone for NMUs and security updates

Additionally it complicates maintainer migration, but your second point
is perhaps the most important.


[0] http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-binary.html#s3.2.1
[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/ch-update.en.html#s-orig-tar

Leo "costela" Antunes
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