On Monday, 4 June 2018 11:25:41 PM AEST Alexander Wirt wrote: > Please don't expect us to ever switch to packages - that will not happen. That's an interesting statement. Why? Do you think Praveen did all the enormous effort of packaging GitLab for nothing? Do you reckon that packaging software adds no value? I understand trade-off between stability of a package versus convenient volatility of git repository that you can patch at your own discretion. Yet I think that official Debian service ideally should be based on official Debian package and that service administrators should be working together with package maintainers, helping each other. It is not viable to install everything from git. So how would you chose when to use packages and when to use git? What about "gitaly"? This particular component of GitLab is written in Golang and it needs to be built from source. Why do you compile "gitaly" from source Gentoo-style instead of using properly built Debian package? What makes Salsa so special to say that using properly packaged components from "main" is inappropriate? "This will not happen" is a strong statement. Is packaging software for Debian so hopeless that there is nothing GitLab maintainers could ever do to make you change your mind and embrace work of fellow Debian developers? -- Cheers, Dmitry Smirnov. --- Our difficulties and our dangers will not be removed by closing our eyes on them. -- Winston Churchill
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