Re: No native packages?
Arno Töll <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 27.01.2013 19:32, Gergely Nagy wrote:
>> There are two native packages I maintain, and I've yet to hear a good
>> reason for making either of them non-native.
> Not knowing your use cases in particular, it would often be good enough
> if we could restrict native packages to use cases, where they actually
> were designed for.
> We have native packages in Debian where people deliberately use them,
> because they are more convenient (i.e. less strict) and easier to use
> (no need for orig tarballs). I don't think we should endorse that any
> further, so I agree with Jakub in that.
Perhaps we should figure out how to make it easier to create orig
tarballs (though, gitpkg does a pretty good job there, imo), and prod
the native (ab)users to see how their workflow can be made easier even
with non-native packaging.