[Flac-dev] Inclusion of debian packaging info
xflac at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 18 14:24:01 PDT 2001
> > Sorry, I'm just coming in in the middle of this, but I second
> > any motion to include a debian/ dirextory directory in the
> > flac sources.
> > In general the build scripts and control files in a debian/
> > directory are pretty static and don't change from version to
> > version, with the exception of the changelog. To include them
> > in an application's source generally involves very little
> > overhead and maintenance.
> Speaking from personal experience, I can say that this is often
> untrue. For
> example, the flac package, which has gone through 6 fast-paced
> releases (0.5 through 0.10), two of these (0.5 and 0.6) have involved
> more than
> one Debian revision (0.5-2 and 0.6-2). If the debian/ directory had
> included in CVS and released with flac, its contents would have been
> out of
> date almost immediately.
Again, I'm inclined to agree with Matt here...
> I am willing to consider the idea of including the debian/ directory
> in flac
> CVS (as opposed to my personal CVS) if Josh doesn't mind some
> tagging and branching, and the debian/ directory would be omitted
> from the
> official releases.
Ha, I was just about to say "well OK, I'll put a debian/ in
flac CVS if Matt is up to maintaining it." If both maintainers
have to make such a concession it must not be the elegant way to
go. I still think it makes sense to keep them separate beasts.
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