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Re: [Idea] Debian User Repository? (Not simply mimicing AUR)

Ben Finney <bignose@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Peter Silva <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > With debian, it's kind of all or nothing. Etiher you're in Debian,
> > and it gets built on every platform using the build farm, or it's
> > not, so you get no help at all.
> That doesn't seem accurate. Have people tried setting up an APT
> repository and got “no help at all”? Does the maintenance of the
> packages to run an APT repository, and instructions on how to do it, not
> count as help in doing that?

As for the build farm: the parties who donate those to Debian did so on
the understanding that they took on the load of building only the
official Debian archive. Opening the gates to even unofficial Debian
packages would be a significant increase in that burden on many of those
donated machines.

I think it's good to keep the distinction between official Debian
archive (which is built on the official Debian build farm) versus
unofficial packages (which need someone else with their own reasons to
donate resources to build them).

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Ben Finney