Preparing for a point release
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Wed Dec 6 13:02:17 UTC 2017
Richard Laager via devel <devel at ntpsec.org>:
> On 12/05/2017 10:32 PM, Eric S. Raymond via devel wrote:
> > At least in RPM-land, they like to use the package's own make install
> > when possible. I sin't know about Debian packaging.
> Yes, it's ideal to use upstream's make install. Obviously, we packagers
> can patch as necessary.
> I get the impression that Debian packages, in general, tend to do more
> patching than RPMs.
I also get that immpression.
> Debian, in particular, doesn't like waf being in the release tarball. It
> is considered non-free, as it's a big blob, unfriendly to modification.
Er. That may be inconvenient, but calling it "non-free" seems kind of
crazy, considering the waf license.
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