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

* Russ Allbery [Wed, 26 Dec 2007 11:35:53 -0800]:

> I also considered making several of the packages that I maintain native,
> since I keep the debian directory in the upstream VCS, but decided against
> it becaues of this, and also because Debian also often needs new releases
> that are meaningless for people outside of Debian.

I do the same, release as non-native. However, I do not think we should
mandate that everybody does the same, as other people may have different
views on what workflow works best for them. And it's not, after all,
such a big deal.

> I didn't want my
> non-Debian users of a package to see a version increase and a new release
> when all I did was a Debian housekeeping update (update standards version,
> move Homepage headers, update debconf translations, that sort of thing).

I'll note that, albeit a bit ugly, you can easily upload such changes
without a new upstream version, just by re-uploading foo_1.2.3.tar.gz as
foo_1.2.3.orig.tar.gz plus foo_1.2.3-1.diff.gz, should there ever be the


Adeodato Simó                                     dato at net.com.org.es
Debian Developer                                  adeodato at debian.org
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