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Re: circular dependencies in debian -> impact on emdebian

+++ Riku Voipio [04-04-06 21:49 +0300]:
> On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 04:05:54PM +0100, Wookey wrote:
> > This is a fundamental problem which we want to minimise, but as you observe
> > we have to do some maintenance whateer happens. This is minimised by pushing
> > all this sort of policy up into Debian as 'Debian policy to keep Emdebian
> > happy', which is possible in the long term. I'm not sure it matters much
> > exactly which files the changes live in - whatever makes a practical solution.
> I would still rather maintain a relative patchset to rules/control/etc
> than have an entirely separate dir. 

It's certainly attractive if we can make it work.

> However, I'm pretty new here, and 
> I don't know how large changes are typical. 

I don't think any of us do yet - that's part of the problem. It's hard to
make good technical choices without sufficient data. That's why we need to
try stuff out.

> And if we can avoid changes
> entirely, or make them part of the official package, the less time
> wasted.

Ultimately everything will part of the official package - the question is
exactly what form it will take.

I'm currently comparing our ideas so far with how the udebs are done.

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