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Re: Proposal: Repository for fast-paced package backports




On Tue, 25 Dec 2018, Dominik George wrote:

> > We already told you to build your own repo.
> 
> You should probably start with identifying the senders of mail
> correctly ☺. I am not the gitlab maintainer (and will never be).
https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/2018/12/msg00028.html

This wasn't about gitlab. 

> 
> > Imho you should start the same way backports started - outside of
> > debian.
> > Prove that it works and integrate into Debian later.
> 
> I would agree with you if it were a big change - however, the proposal
> has a very low impact, if not none at all, on existing stuff. In
> contrast to what you seem to believe (accuse people of…), this proposal
> is about helping Debian as a whole, not forcing a certain package into
> the distribution. gitlab only serves as an example of why it is useful.
> The Debian infrastructure already supports everything that is needed to
> implement this, and starting with parallel infrastructure would probably
> mean that it will fail because this requires a single person spending
> time and money to maintain the infrastructure (which is otherwise
> already there), and to make it really work, this is a low (think of
> buildds, etc.).
> 
> In any case, I do not see why you would fight the fact that someone
> makes a detailed proposal. A proposal can be accepted or denied, of
> course, but your tone implies you think noone should have made the
> proposal i nthe first place.
> 
> Please don't fight people wanting to help based on your opinion about a
> prior case around gitlab.
I don't fight against it. I just want to keep it away from backports, thats
not the same. 

Alex

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