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Re: [Nmh-workers] Debian

From: Alexander Zangerl
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Debian
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 13:11:04 +1000

On Sat, 07 Jan 2012 12:00:12 PST, Bill Wohler writes:
>Jeffrey Honig <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm thinking we should look into providing a repo with our own debs
>> that will run on both Debian and derivatives to increase the
>> availability of the latest code.

<hat on, debian developer for exmh etc.>
please don't. dealing with custom/halfbaked packages makes a packager's work
a lot harder and annoying: as upstream you're supposed to be the expert on
how to make the software work well. leaving the (occasionally messy) 
work to the integration expert minimizes the duplication of effort.

>As long as Debian maintainers update their packages in a timely manner,
>and by and large, they do, I think that's more work than it's worth.

i've just created a wishlist bug (http://bugs.debian.org/655047) asking
for the new version to be packaged.

>And if we configure our nmh .deb differently from the way Nick does it,
>we'd be doing our users a disservice.

indeed - and if nick can't find the time to update nmh, then there's surely
other debian developers who can step in.


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