Re: [PROPOSAL] Origin and Bugs support
On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, Ben Collins wrote:
> Then what if someone installs a Debian package on your distribution? How
> does that get handled? What if someone wants to integrate a set of
> packages from another source (not a distribution) with Debian or Progeny
> (can we say helix)?
Well clearly Helix et al are what this proposal should be addressing.
Making things simpler for Progeny/etc would just be a nice off shoot.
> IMO, Progeny should only get bug reports for packages that they
> intentionally changed. Further more, I don't think distributions should
> take over Debian's job. Progeny and other offshoots exist on top of
I think this is not wise. I can think of lots of reasons, but how about
Many Progeny users files a bug on APT asking that it support clusters
better. I having no interest in that stuff so I drop it on a shelf for all
Progeny was robbed of valuable feedback and it didn't really help
anything.. Be creative, feedback is a valuable commercial commodity.
I think all Debian derived dists include a bug tool that sends them bugs -
so why are we trying to force them not to do this??
Not to mention the fact that most of what we do is integration - those
kins of bugs have to go to the people doing the integration (which
> As much as we trust Progeny, because of it's roots and it's employees, we
> don't want to start a precedent where an offshoot distribution can horde
Er, they can't really - GPL and all.
Besides that they already have a reason to send changes upstream and to
us - managing an ever increasing number of custom patches is expensive.