Re: divergence from upstream as a bug
martin f krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> also sprach Russ Allbery <email@example.com> [2008.05.18.0401 +0100]:
>> I won't speak for Joey, but I consider a divergence a bug in the sense
>> that I'd use with a general bug-tracking system: it's something about
>> the package and/or the packaged software that, in an ideal world, would
>> be improved. Nothing more (or less) than that.
> Like making upstream software use something like sensible-browser?
If it were a configure option, we wouldn't need an upstream divergence and
could just add a configure option in debian/rules.
Any time we're actually patching upstream source, there's going to be some
way that we could avoid that by adding more configuration to upstream.
I'm not sure that's *always* a good idea, but in most cases it would be.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>