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Re: Next steps for gitlab.debian (Re: GitLab B.V. to host free-software GitLab for Debian project)

Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> writes:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 10:24:48AM +0200, Ole Streicher wrote:
>> We do patching as part of our daily packaging already: to replace (or
>> circumvent) non-dfsg functionality, to integrate into our environment,
>> and everything else that upstream is not willing or able to apply
>> himself but is good in our opinion. Depending on the package, you may
>> find huge patches for our packages
>> I would not see why a missing functionality of gitlab would be different
>> here.
> Ole, it seems you didn't understand what Alexander ment when he described his
> reasoning with a single word, "nagios"?
> Do you know what he is referring too?

No, I don't. I can speak only from my own experiences when packaging,
and from what I see f.e. as patches in iceweasel. It seems that we are
able to maintain significant patches for quite a while.

If nagios is a counterexample, it may be worth to see how it differs
from our successfull stories.

Best regards


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