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Re: RFS: b5

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 05:55:13PM +0200, Panu Kalliokoski wrote:
> Really?  I've never seen such a guideline (although I admit it's been
> a long time since I read the relevant documents).  In fact, the Debian
> Developer's Reference, section 5.4, seems to suggest that the
> difference is purely technical and has no political or social
> implications.  If you could show me some document that explains
> whether and why native packages are not preferred for software that
> could live outside Debian, I'd appreciate that very much.

 From a user's perspective, it is often useful to see, at a glance,
whether a package upgrade includes `upstream' changes, or debian native
changes. The latter are described in debian/changelog (but not the
former) and you can read about them by hitting e.g. C in recent versions
of aptitude, for example.

Jon Dowland

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