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

Mo Zhou <lumin@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Plus, it's super important to write every packaging bit into a single
> file. That would enable simple copy&pasting from github or any other
> resources. If you provide a directory, things will become more
> complicated. More impotantly, the proposed single file specification
> virtually adds NO overhead.

This is one of those vi vs. Emacs things: I don't think you're going to
convince anyone who prefers it the other way.  Possibly my least favorite
thing about RPMs is the spec files, because by smashing everything
together into the same file, the syntax of that file is absurd.  This bit
is a shell script!  This bit is a configuration file!  This bit is
human-readable text!  This bit is a patch list!  This bit is a file
manifest!  This bit is a structured changelog!  This bit is a bunch of
preprocessor definitions!  Aie.

One syntax per file, please.

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