Preparing for a point release

Hal Murray hmurray at
Wed Dec 6 04:15:13 UTC 2017

devel at said:
>> Why would we want to do a distro install?
> Because it makes life easier for overworked upstream packagers.
> By a "distro install" I mean one to rootspace (normally /usr) rather than
> /usr/local. 

How does that help anybody package things up?

Do they have tools that extract new stuff from /usr/ and turn it into a 
package?  Does that also get things like /etc/ntp.conf?

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