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Re: Policy §10.4 as a divergence from usptream (renamings to remove extensions like .pl and .sh).

Reinhard Tartler <siretart@debian.org> writes:

> Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> writes:
> > So get upstream to change their filenames before packaging them for
> > Debian.
> Would you consider this a blocker to inclusion into Debian? Upstream
> may either release very slowly or may just not care about Debian,
> which would result in the package to never end up in Debian.

That doesn't prevent the maintainer from modifying the work to conform
with Policy though, so upstream's recalcitrance wouldn't be a blocker.

If upstream is actively *obstructing* the compliance with Debian policy
(by being hostile to the changes, or being unresponsive to change
requests) should be a factor in considering whether to maintain the
package at all; but that's a judgement the maintainer should make based
on their own frustration thresholds and available time.

 \      “[Entrenched media corporations will] maintain the status quo, |
  `\       or die trying. Either is better than actually WORKING for a |
_o__)                  living.” —ringsnake.livejournal.com, 2007-11-12 |
Ben Finney

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