Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?
On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 22:35:52 +0200, Loïc Minier <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Does that not mandate a a far more stringent template on
>> ./debian/rules (no yada, no cdbs, select one of quilt/dpatch) and
>> maintainer scripts (no Perl)?
> IMHO, this is a second-order question that might be specified *if*
> we go that route; let us avoid opening too many sub-discussion if
> we want this one to conclude anything.
Actually, the devil lies in the details. There is no point in
making a large blue sky decision if one of the alternatives is
infeasible. Ad there is no point brushing uncomfortable questions
under the rug like this -- that is too much like making a decision
under false pretenses.
So, unless we can come up with a technical mechanism of
preserving the current diversity of packaging and yet getting the
ability to make cross-package modifications, it is a waste of time
agreeing that it would be a nice thing to do.
I suspect the solution space, and the costs involved, would
vary greatly; based on whether or not more stringent requirements are
to be laid on packages.
Stealing a rhinoceros should not be attempted lightly.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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