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Re: Bug#483179: PTS: please link to Ubuntu Launchpad bugs page

Riku Voipio wrote:
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 04:32:21PM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
Martin Pitt schrieb am Wednesday, den 28. May 2008:
How many patches does Debian get from Ubuntu [1]? How many from those
other derivatives?

In the last few years for my packages? 0 from all.

I have fixed a bunch of FTBFS bugs this spring by applying
the patch from PTS ubuntu patch link. Typically in these
cases the debian maintainer has been effectively MIA. So
the ubuntu patch service is definetly usefull. I guess other
derivates could be holding changes that would be usefull to get
pushed to debian (and upstream), but so far only ubuntu has
provided us with such service.

FYI 64 Studio cycles changes back into Debian mainstream, that is, directly maintaining packages. I don't know what happens to the patches, the main one I can think of would be the realtime pre-emption patch for the linux-*-multimedia-* kernel, which is available here: http://archive.64studio.com/custom/pool/main/l/linux-2.6/ and here: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/demudi. AFAIK 64 Studio follows the CDD framework, so we also use the bts and cycle patches upstream too.

I guess we're not the only derived distro that does this. I don't know whether we would use / provide a more generalised patch service, probably only if it meant less work for us. ;-) IIRC we have used Ubuntu patches (briefly) in the past, but generally it is better to maintain as few separate versions as possible.



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