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Re: lts-diff in package-plan

On Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:02:34 +0200
Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org> wrote:

> Hi Sven,
> Am Donnerstag, den 09.07.2015, 14:52 +0200 schrieb Sven Bartscher:
> > As you might have noticed, I just pushed a new commit to the
> > package-plan that contained a new file "lts-diff.hs".
> > 
> > (Once compiled) it looks at packages.txt and lts.config and gives us
> > three lists of packages:
> > 
> > - Packages that are in the LTS but not in Debian
> > - Packages that have a different versions in Debian and the LTS
> > - Packages that are in Debian but not the LTS
> nice! More tooling is good.
> > Packages that are in Debian but not the LTS aren't of that much
> > interest either, because those have to be marked as a key package (or be
> > a dependency of a key package) and if not the package plan will yell.
> I would say that is a interesting list. Ideally, all our packages are
> in LTS, so these are packages where we could try to convince upstream
> to join Stackage.

That's a good point. I didn't see that before.

> > So the interesting thing is the list of packages that are in the LTS
> > but not in Debian. This way we have a list of packages we might want to
> > add to Debian.
> I’m not sure if that is really useful. I don’t think we have too few
> packages in Debian – if anything, we have too many. So I do not see any
> value in just adding „all of Stackage“. Or what is your intention here?

I guess you have a good point there. I'm glad one of the other lists
might turn out to be useful.

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