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Re: third-party packages adding apt sources

Vincent Bernat <bernat@debian.org> writes:
>  ❦ 19 mai 2016 18:04 +0100, Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> :
>>> b) many upstreams appear frustrated about getting their package
>>> officially supported in Debian.  Sometimes there is good reason their
>>> package doesn't belong in Debian but sometimes it is more about inertia
>>> in Debian or the upstream isn't aware about backports and thinks their
>>> package will be stuck at a particular version forever
>> Providing a proper Debian source package is also a lot more work than
>> writing some kind of ad-hoc build system that spits out a .deb or
>> three.
> Totally agree. Our standards are far too high for many upstreams.

which is a Good Thing.

I usually put quite much effort to bring the packages to the Debian
level, and at the end many upstreams are convinced that our standards
help them as well on the long run.



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