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Re: Go (golang) packaging, part 2

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:

> If Go wants to be packaged, it complies by the requirements of
> packaging. If it wants to live the life of a hermit and disappear up
> itself, that's fine but then it doesn't get the privilege of interacting
> with the rest of Debian. It's just a user download.

Debian packaging isn't a reward that we give to upstream software authors
in exchange for doing things right.  Most software gets Debian packages
because people who use Debian want to use it and don't like dealing with
unpackaged software.  Upstream authors are often indifferent.

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

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