Re: Bug#457353: gdome2-xslt: should not be a Debian-native package
Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2007 at 05:04:17PM +0100, Vincent Danjean wrote:
>> Gabor Gombas wrote:
>> > You seem to make the mistake to think that the debian/ directory
>> > provided by upstream is there to help the distro maintainer.
>> [false assumptions]
> Huh? I, as a user, routinely use upstream-provided debian/ directory to
> create packages for some software (most frequently mplayer). So those are
> not assumptions but facts.
> And as a user, I can say that if e.g. the debian mplayer maintainer
> considers the upstream-provided debian/ directory inconvenient, I
> couldn't care less. If the upstream-provided packaging is not perfect or
> does not fully follow Debian guidelines - I do not care, as long as it
You, as a user, are not the distro maintainer. The debian directory is usually
some attempt at helping Debian _users_, not maintainers.