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Re: third-party packages adding apt sources

On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Vincent Bernat wrote:

> Totally agree. Our standards are far too high for many upstreams.

I don't understand the disconnect here. Are upstreams not interested
in software quality to the extent we are?

> I am always flabestered by the popularity of fpm to build Debian
> packages (and by the increasing popularity of pleaserun by the same
> author on the same concepts). It provides a way to easily build a Debian
> package from a directory but produces somewhat crippled/incomplete
> packages and is no help to us since it's completely outside of any of
> our tools. It also handles RPM (and now other package formats), but I
> don't think this would explain its popularity alone.

I think we probably need to get dpkg-buildpackage to automatically run
some of these:


> And there is also the lost cause of vendoring that gained even more
> traction with Go but that was already a problem with the Java ecosystem.
> I don't think there is much to do about this one.

Embedded code/data copies have been a problem since as long as I've
been a Debian user, they aren't specific to any particular language




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