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Re: NMUs: Do we want to Require or Recommend DH




Hello,

On Fri 24 May 2019 at 04:01PM +02, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 14/05/19 at 14:30 -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
>> I think there's a fairly clear consensus emerging that it's worth having
>> things to check when making a build system conversion.  Looking at
>> debdiff, ditherscope and reproducibility of the build all appear to be
>> important things to consider in such a case.
>>
>> So, I think there is an emerging consensus against the idea of people
>> NMUing a package simply to convert it to dh.
>>
>> First, I'd like to explicitly call for any last comments from people who would
>> like to see us permit NMUs simply to move packages toward dh.  Are there
>> any cases in which such an NMU should be permitted?
>
> Our NMU policy (Sec 5.11.1 of developers-reference[1]) tries hard to

Note that nothing in dev-ref is binding on developers, so I think it's a
bit misleading to use the term 'policy'.  All of dev-ref is guidelines.

Otherwise, I think your summary of what dev-ref says about NMUs is
correct.

-- 
Sean Whitton

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