[Update] Re: What to do if the upstream keeps debian directory in original tarball?
On Tuesday 24 January 2006 13:14, Stan Vasilyev wrote:
> I have a situation with a Debian package xdialog:
> The upstream author, Thierry Godefroy <email@example.com>, insists on keeping
> the debian changes inside the upstream tarball, orig.tar.gz. This
> complicates the development process. First of all, when he makes a new
> version of xdialog, he sends it to the Debian maintainer (me). I then have
> to make changes to the debian directory and send him the changes. Finally,
> he releases the new upstream with Debian changes already included.
From the last e-mail I got from Thierry it looks like he wants to make a
compromise. Since I annoyed him so much with my e-mails, he proposed to start
releasing Xdialog in two versions: Xdialog-version.tar.bz2 file with debian
directory and Xdialog-version.orig.tar.gz without the debian directory. Is
that such a good idea?
At this point he thinks that Debian developers are a bunch of political
fanatics who only care about the holy Debian Policy Manual and don't care
about other distros. Oh, misunderstandings...