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Re: native packages

On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 21:34 +1100, Andrew Donnellan wrote:
> What exactly are the advantages and disadvantages of making a
> Debian-native package, and is there any real policy or practice?

I think this is a good rule:

        If the source is published outside of Debian,
        do not make a native package.

The disadvantage of a native package is that there's no clear
separatation of what is upstream and what changes are made by Debian.
There's no clear advantage of using a native package as far as I know.
You only use a native package when there just isn't such a thing as an
upstream tarball (i.e.: there is no upstream, the package is only
developed within Debian).


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