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How can we make Debian packaging more standardised?

Dear DPL candidates,

In becoming a DD, one of the main challenges I faced was the absence of
a standard way to package software in Debian.

I've since seen first hand how having a very large number of ways to
package things in Debian confuse and ultimately discourage people that
would otherwise have been interested in joining the project.

One of the reasons I like team-maintained packages is teams often have a
single packaging standard. Sadly, each team has their own way of doing
things and working in multiple teams means working with multiple

If you were elected as DPL, what would you do about this? Sam Hartman
tried to lead discussions on using git, but sadly it seems it didn't
yield anything tangible.

I understand change is never easy and often disrupts people, but I think
we should be striving for a more cohesive packaging ecosystem.

Even if we don't ultimately enforce it, being able to point people an
officially recommended way to create packages in Debian would be a large
step forward.


  ⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁  Louis-Philippe Véronneau
  ⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋   pollo@debian.org / veronneau.org

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