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Re: No native packages?

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> writes:

> I wasn't trying to imply that my idea was new. :-)

Sorry.  :)  I wasn't clear enough that I figured you probably knew the

> Yes, this is a lot of work, and I'm not sure what the best way to go
> about it would be.  On the other hand, I think we're not actually
> shipping the real source if we're not shipping that metadata.  The most
> useful definition of source I've seen is the «preferred format for
> modification» one, and if we need or prefer something outside the source
> package to do useful things with it (such as looking at what patches are
> applied, who wrote them and when), the source package is not the real
> source.

Yes, definitely agreed.  I would really like the model in which we just
ship around Git repositories as our source.

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

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