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

Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org> writes:
> 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.

Sure. At the end this is left to the maintainers. All I wanted to say is
that long-term patches are no show-stopper for Debian packaging.

Best regards


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