[tex-live] Re: Packaging SourceFiles for TeX live/Debian

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Aug 2 15:14:50 CEST 2005

    Anyway, I have started to add dpatch support for all the packages, and
    just fix these wrong locations with a dpatch.

It seems problematic to me to make Debian TL have source changes which
do not exist in the original TL.  Is this really a path we want to go down?

It will lead to the same pseudo-forking as occurs for everything else in
the Linux distributions -- changes get made, never get propagated back.
So there are different versions floating around.  This can only increase
confusion and trouble.

Of course I know perfectly well that it takes tons and tons of time to
send changes back to upstream, and I don't blame you for not wanting to
do it.  So are these changes really important?  Why spend your time
working on these things simply to quiet some tool, when they have
existed for many years and no one has complained?  Aren't there more
important things to be working on?


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