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Re: Lintian ERROR saying dpatch is obsolete

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 12:54:57PM +0100, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> And I still like the "never touch a running system" approach. If dpatch works
> without problems, why deprecate it?

One reason is that the surface area of Debian development tools is too large
and daunting for newcomers. When alternatives for a given tool exist which are
relevant and known outside the Debian eco system and there might be some
practical use for learning those skills in other contexts, IMHO Debian-specific
solutions should need a strong argument *for* to keep, rather than *against* to

Jon Dowland

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