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Re: Go (golang) packaging, part 2

On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 05:30:51PM +0000, Jon Dowland wrote:
> And in particular, where a problem cannot be solved in pure Debian, I don't
> want Debian to interfere with the bit of the solution that lives outside of
> its domain. That may include not attempting to package/patch/alter/adjust
> upstream systems like Go that have a different philosophical approach. The
> worst case scenario IMHO is some people invest a lot of time to make the
> Debianized-Go stuff quite divergent from upstream, people's expectations of
> how things behave in Go-land are broken when they access Go-via-Debian

Just think what would happen if every single language and environment would
be allowed its own packaging system.  This way lies madness.  Yes, packaging
needs to be beaten into shape, even if this goes against upstream wishes.


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