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Re: RFS: b5

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 04:27:00PM +0000, Jon Dowland 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.

But when the package is native, you get to real _all_ changes in
changelog, so the situation is at least not worse in that case?


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