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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 22:35:52 +0200, Loïc Minier <lool+debian@via.ecp.fr> 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   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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