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Re: [draft] Draft text on Init Systems GR


On Fri 08 Nov 2019 at 04:51PM +01, Ansgar wrote:

> We already have people complaining that source packages are "too Debian
> specific" and should be replaced.  The tooling above is even more of a
> problem as third parties currently have to deal with way too many
> different ways to even before getting to packaging which is inherently
> more package-manager- and thus distribution(-familiy)-specific.

If you're referring to those of us who aren't keen on the .dsc transport
format, I think that the point is orthogonal.  What we're talking about
in this thread is the contents of binary packages.

The reasons that there might be for reducing the amount of
Debian-specific stuff in binary packages are quite different from the
reasons for reducing the amount of Debian-specific stuff used in moving
source code around.

The basic reason for that is that what we are trying to produce is an
operating system composed, roughly, of binary packages; we have produced
ways to move source code around only incidentally to that.

Sean Whitton

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