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Re: Difficult Packaging Practices

Sam Hartman <hartmans@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> If you just want to get upstream's idea of their package onto a system
> with their release schedule and their recommended dependency versions,
> there are better ways than getting a package into Debian.

In the Debian mentors forum (that is, the chat channel, the mailing
list, etc.) we make a point of saying: that's fine!

Not every package needs to be in Debian, for its users to install that
package. Someone who wants what you describe above can learn how to make
a Debian package that will only be side-loaded from that community's own
repository, or whatever.

Perhaps that needs to be stated louder or more consistently?

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