On Mon, 2013-04-01 at 14:41 +0200, Benjamin Drung wrote: > Am Sonntag, den 31.03.2013, 00:13 +0000 schrieb Ben Hutchings: > > On Sat, 2013-03-30 at 22:49 +0100, Benjamin Drung wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > > > devscripts ships a bunch of scripts to make the life of a Debian Package > > > maintainer easier. Not every script in there is Debian packaging > > > specific. Some of them are used on other non-Debian-based distributions. > > > I was contacted  and asked if we could split the Debian packaging > > > specific scripts from the rest. > > > > > > I like to keep only Debian packaging specific scripts in devscripts (see > > > the list below). Where should we put the non Debian packaging specific > > > scripts? Should we create a neutral project or are there other projects > > > in which these scripts fit? > > > > There is no reason why Debian couldn't continue to be upstream for > > these, but hosting on freedesktop.org might make them more visible to > > other distributions. > > > > [...] > > > Debian packaging specific scripts > > > ================================= > > [...] > > > > These might usefully be further divided into truly Debian-specific and > > dpkg/apt-specific, at least in binary packages. > > What would this additional split give us as advantage? Are there > distributions that use dpkg/apt, but are not Debian derivatives? Apparently there are, but aside from that: should a 'bts' command on $DERIVATIVE interact with the Debian bug-tracking system, or the $DERIVATIVE bug-tracking system? Ben. -- Ben Hutchings DNRC Motto: I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow isn't looking good either.
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