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Re: Debian derivatives and the Maintainer: field (again)

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Otavio Salvador wrote:

> In my point of view, maintainer field just need to be change when
> Ubuntu does a non-trivial change on it. Otherwise, at least to me, is
> OK to leave the maintainer field unchanged. Directly imported source
> (that will be just recompiled by Ubuntu) doesn't need to be change
> since it's the same source code that runs on Debian.

But linked against other libraries.  The binary is downloaded from another
location(or installed from a different cd set).  The program used to do the
download may be different.

While the above list may not be all inclusive, it's enough to warrant changing
the Maintainer field to something ubuntu specific.

Debian doesn't set the upstream author in the Maintainer field, when the
changes only amount to adding a debian directory to the upstream source.

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