On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 09:48:11PM +0200, Jochen Friedrich wrote: > - as it looks like you are both Upstream and Debian maintainer and > you already added the debian directory into Upstream CVS, it might > make sense to build a native package (i.e. no diff file, at all). Hello, No, unless gdal is very, very, very small and Silke wants to make a fresh _upstream_ release of gdal for a change in Debian's postinst. Debian native or not usually should not be chosen on behalf of whether upstream=debian-maintainer but on whether the package is Debian specific (like dpkg or mime-support) or not. Making a package native has unwanted consequences: * every upload requires uploading a new tar.gz to the Debian server by the maintainer and distributing it to all the mirrors, instead of just uploading a (small) diff.gz. * Debian versioning and upstream versioning is usually completely unrelated. You don't want to make 18.104.22.168 release, if the only change from 22.214.171.124 is changed Build-Depends or the addition of a japanese debconf translation. * something I forgot to mention. :-P cu andreas  Compare e.g. to man-db, it is not packaged as native either.
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