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Re: No native packages?

Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> writes:

> Other distributions gain from your extra work. Image the opposite. You
> want to package a software that is only available in a downstream
> distribution (e.g. Ubuntu or Linux Mint). Do you prefer to have a
> non-native format or a native format?

I'm not sure I see how it makes any difference.  Either way, I would start
with their package and add Debian packaging files for Debian.  The only
difference is some minor variation in what commands I run at the very
start of that process (namely, git-import-dsc for a non-native package
vs. git-import-orig for a native package).  I have a hard time seeing how
this choice would make more than thirty seconds of difference to my

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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