Re: concerns about Salsa
- Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:59:24 +0200
- From: "W. Martin Borgert" <debacle@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: concerns about Salsa
Quoting Pierre-Elliott Bécue <becue@xxxxxxxxx>:
I've always found otherwise, ie that packaged stuff makes the administrator
of a service spare a lot of time.
Same here, but it's a matter of taste and requirement diversity.
I wonder then, if a lot of people prefer deploy a service from upstream's
git repo/cookbooks, what is the purpose of packaging? Who would benefit from
it and who should use package-distros?
- those who do not have the (e.g. programming language)
skills to change code anyway
- those who do not want to compile code, if applicable
- those who like to let the distro care about dependencies
- those who administrate multiple services and like to see
everything in "dpkg -l" etc.
- those who like to go with the distro release cycle
- those who like the distro do DFSG compliance work
Having gitlab etc. packaged in Debian makes a lot of sense,
but it does not mean "eat your own dogfood" is the best rule
for the specific case of salsa.d.o.