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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 19:44:52
Message-Id: 20100626193915.GD4789@nibiru.local
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages by "Petteri Räty"
* Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o> schrieb:



#1 he says nothing about that - if upstream has a VCS (and properly 
uses it ;-o) - the distros should use it, so eg. set their branches 
ontop the upstream's release tags instead of manually maintaining
patches against tarballs ...

#2 One point i don't agree is the "dont add -Werror" rule. actually,
i'm thinking of making -Wall and -Werror mandatory. if some
package doenst build fine, it's simply broken. period.

#3 When he's talking about "disabling dependencies", he most likely
has the totally wrong concept in mind (as probably most Gentoo
folks ;-p): you naturally dont want to enable/disable dependencies,
but features (which then imply certain dependencies). Once you 
use terms like "zlib support", you're already on the wrong path.

#4 The discussion about "how to be a good downstream" (started by
the ffmpeg guy) is quite interesting ... that's exactly the 
kind of situations what the OSS-QM (see my recent posts) is for.
(and all goes sooo easy w/ tools like git ;-p)


cu
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Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
[gentoo-dev] Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages "Rémi Cardona" <remi@g.o>