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Re: Difficult Packaging Practices




 ❦ 27 mai 2019 16:15 +10, Ben Finney <bignose@xxxxxxxxxx>:

>> 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.

People using tools like fpm will never get familiar with our tools and
will never be contributors.
-- 
The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that
will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.
		-- Mark Twain

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