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Re: Debian built from non-Debian sources

Jonas Smedegaard <jonas@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> I still believe that libisofs are closer tied to our product than to our
> surrounding services: We (or derivatives) may upgrade/replace/skip
> Apache or dak or Alioth and still deliver an identical product, but
> upgrading libisofs may directly cause an image to fail or succeed.
> Isn't that exactly the reason you have chosen to not rely on Debian
> packages but stayed in close contact with upstream and custom compiled
> versions for use in the release process?

Maybe it just depends on one's perspective, but with my Debian user hat
on, I interact with the output of dak and its integrations with apt and
debootstrap and the like *way* more often than I interact with the
installer.  The output of libisofs is something I use every year or two;
the output of dak is something I consume multiple times per day.

Not arguing that you're wrong about the close link between libisofs and
our product, but I do think that any argument you can make about it
applies about equally well to dak.  They're both "just" ways of shipping a
set of Debian packages in a particular consumable configuration used by
key components of our distribution.

Russ Allbery (rra@xxxxxxxxxx)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>