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

On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 10:51:18AM +0200, Ole Streicher wrote:
> 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.

The fact that we are able to do something does not mean that it is easy,
or that we like having to do it.

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