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Re: third-party packages adding apt sources

 ❦ 21 mai 2016 14:55 +0800, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> :

>> For some languages, embedded copies are a pattern. Notably Go. But there
>> is also the omnibus stance: the embedded copy could not be in the
>> source, but could be in the shipped artifact. This includes Go, JS and
>> Java (when using uberjars). For some other ecosystems, the embedded copy
>> is more the exception than the rule (C, C++, Python).
> By shipped artifact, it sounds like you are talking about source
> packages? or do you mean binary packages?

I meant binary packages but wanted to be more general (not limited to Debian).

>> If upstream is using embedded copies, they are quite unlikely to make
>> any effort tu undo this aspect.
> I see upstreams doing that on debian-mentors reasonably often,
> especially when the upstream is the one doing the RFS. For upstreams
> who aren't interested in getting their software into Debian, that is
> definitely the case.

I shouldn't have made a generality. Some upstreams are more receptive
than others to this problematic.
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