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Re: What to do when DD considers policy to be optional? [kubernetes]

On 3/28/20 2:41 AM, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> On Friday, 27 March 2020 7:08:35 PM AEDT Marc Haber wrote:
>> Many upstreams deliver .deb packages of their current releases in
>> noticeably high quality from a Debian point of view. One should look
>> at them before putting them in production.
> I have a very different observations regarding upstream packaging for Debian.
> Most vendor packages are of notoriously bad quality, disconnected from Debian 
> practices and bug reports, not benefiting from QA and continuous testing, 
> heavily compromising on policy compliance, not following library transitions, 
> etc., etc.
> The very existence of vendor packaging often indicates unwillingness to do 
> the job properly, up to our standards, and maybe even unwillingness to 
> cooperate with Debian to achieve proper integration. Precisely because it is 
> easier to do a quick sloppy work that won't be accepted without much 
> improvements.

+1 to all you wrote, Dmitry.

I have very rarely found good upstream packages. Even worth: very few
upstream provide the source package (and when they do, it's extremely
hard to find).


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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