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Re: Please change the Maintainer: header when forking Debian

Roland Mas <lolando@debian.org> writes:

> Michael Banck, 2006-11-03 12:08:46 +0100 :
>> If you grab the .deb referenced from
>> http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/graphics/kinoplus and look at the
>> control inside, you will find:
>> Package: kinoplus
>> Version: 0.3.5-3build1
>> [...]
>> Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu@lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Original-Maintainer: Roland Mas <lolando@debian.org>
> Ah, so it's in the .deb, okay.  It's not in the .dsc, though.  And I
> don't think Ubuntu users are expected to extract the control files
> from debs, or even to use aptitude and see package properties.  All
> the support I've found mentions Launchpad.

Unless they add a patch I see no reason to change the dsc file in a
forked distribution. Better to have the original file with matching
md5sum. Easier to check for patches that way.


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