Re: looking for sponsor - giac, computer algebra system
> But WHY ???
> IMNSHO it is a waste of effort to maintain a second debian directory.
> Co-operate with upstream for a good debian directory.
In my case, there was at least one practical reason for upstream to use
its own "debian/": he wanted "giac" being distributed in Quantian with
its GUI (this one depends on libraries not packaged in Debian, and
upstream preferred not to include those library sources along with
So there is now an upstream "practical" debian package, available
through Quantian, and my "more orthodox" attempt to build a
multiple package (giac, libgiac, libgiac-dev).