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




On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 4:02 AM Thomas Goirand <zigo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 4/8/19 7:16 PM, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> >> from PPA (source+binary-based).
> >
> > If people just want a PPA which supports Debian, please just take a
> > look at OBS[1].
> >
> > I've seen many upstreams provide packages with OBS, and most
> > distributions are supported.
> > Not only deb, but also rpm, from Debian/Ubuntu to OpenSuse/Fedora, and
> > even Archlinux, in a uniform way.
> >
> > [1] https://build.opensuse.org/
>
> I don't see how OBS may help us. The proposal from Ganneff about
> bikesheds was much nicer (ie: using our already existing buildd and FTP
> infrastructure, and keeping our quality standard), than then path this
> thread is taking.
>
> If we are to propose sub-standard PPA like repositories, I would myself
> try to avoid them.

Who is "us"? If they are Debian {Developer, Maintainer, Contributor},
why they ever want to use PPA and its alternatives?

And I don't think OBS is much different from PPA, except one supports
build against Debian archive, another just Ubuntu.

PS, OBS here refers to the free service, not the OBS software.

-- 
Shengjing Zhu