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Re: congrats Balu for 50 packages in debian

Balasankar C <balasankarc@autistici.org> writes:

> Ofcourse, I understand that. :). That is the case with almost
> everything, not just Debian. These packaging were actually done part
> of Diaspora and GitLab packaging (both of which have pretty large
> number of dependencies). I think being Team maintained packages, solve
> the issue of maintenance to some extent (Of course, the team often
> face man power shortage and it requires new contributors). Also, since
> I would like to see both of them - GitLab and Diaspora - in Debian, I
> think not helping just because the number of packages became large, is
> not right. At least for Team maintained packages. I think solution to
> shortage in manpower for maintaining package is not to stop packaging
> necessary stuff, but getting more committed contributors interested in
> Debian. :)

Just getting people to package things is not right. Unless you maintain
a tool which you really use, you would not be able to give it 100% care
it requires.

Over time I've accumulated packages which I don't use myself, I didn't
understand the problem back then when I was full of energy and free time
but as you proceed in life you will understand what I mean.

But anyway mail was not to discourage you or any one but sharing what I
learnt hardway in my Debian life and atleast try to guide people in
right way.

Vasudev Kamath
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