[Pkg-xfce-devel] Re: bringing closer the debian/ubuntu packages

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 09:50:59 UTC 2006

>> We now patch cdbs, but after huggie said he'd prefer to not rely on
>> the cdbs maintainer for this I also think it's better to have the cdbs
>> class provided by the pkg-xfce team as well. For an example of how
>> it's done outside cdbs check out ruby-pkg-tools. The ruby debian team
>> has it's own cdbs stuff and it is maintained by them.
> None of these are particularly good solutions for us though.  We'd need
> to have a new build-depend which Ubuntu packages wouldn't incorporate
> which is another difference and then we'd have to change that package
> for any minor changes to our build system.

I don't understand which b-d you'd need that ubuntu would not, and what
changes in the build system would trigger changes in that package?

> Sure but in that case why did you switch the Ubuntu packaging to
> something entirely different moving away from our debhelped based
> packaging?

The reasons I have already explained in past mails.

> It would have been much easier to merge changes - as it is now I can't
> think that we will ever merge changes and patches will be applied and
> bugs fixed on both sides independently.  This seems very stupid.

It is stupid, hence my proposal to converge. But that does not mean
we'll just work on the existing debian packages because you don't feel
like changing the status quo. The cdbs system we use is better in many
ways for our purposes and we'll stick with it for the foreseeable future
regardless of what debian does.


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