Bug#588361: Adopting the packaging for Ubuntu perhaps
I'd like to throw one more idea out here to help with this RFH. Is
there any consideration in adopting the packaging used by Ubuntu?
The way the ATI executable is configured, it includes a set of
packaging scripts for different distros built-in for users to
generate native packages on the fly without having to wait for them
to land in their distro. That same set of packaging is also used in
Ubuntu on the archive because the same maintainers maintain it on
Phorogit (where the packaging is stored) as those who put it in the
So this means that say AMD launched an 8.723 driver, and 8.710 is in
Ubuntu, a user could run:
./ati-blah-blah.run --buildpkg Ubuntu
and it will generate a package that is fully compatible due to using
the same packaging scripts.
If Debian would be willing to switch the packaging over to doing it
this way too, we could see
./ati-blah-blah.run --buildpkg Debian generating the same results as
./ati-blah-blah.run --buildpkg Ubuntu which has the same results as
the packages directly in Debian unstable and Ubuntu development
So I think that's a win-win for all audiences then rather than both
developing packaging in parallel.
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