Re: How are things going?
Russ Allbery writes ("Re: How are things going?"):
> Ian Jackson <email@example.com> writes:
> > Brendan O'Dea writes ("Re: How are things going?"):
> >> Merging changes to dpkg from Ubuntu to Debian seems daft. Why have two
> >> repositories?
> > Debian and Ubuntu sometimes have different views about things and I
> > don't think either would be happy necessarily using the same branch.
> Could you give an example of what sort of thing you anticipate being
> different? Beyond timing of releases, which could be dealt with via
> branches within the same repository, I can't think of anything.
You're vigorously agreeing with me.
But we do need merge tracking because of the desynchronised release
cycles, at the very least. I don't think it really matters whether
it's one repository or several, so long as it's a system with merge
I think overall, Debian needs a proper conversation about revision
control systems and source package formats.
> I would hope that the ongoing goal would be for Ubuntu and Debian to use
> the same dpkg as much as possible, with deviations only around release
> freezes. I can't think of anything immediately obvious that would make
> that a bad idea. But maybe my imagination is insufficient.
(With Ubuntu hat on) I'm afraid I can't guarantee that Ubuntu won't
want to do something to dpkg that (with Debian hat on) I think is
a bad idea :-).