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Re: divergence from upstream as a bug

martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> writes:
> also sprach Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> [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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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