[Users] Ubuntu deltas with Debian (was: Re: [Bug 3630] Ubuntu PPA very much out of date)

Ricardo Mones ricardo at mones.org
Tue Apr 5 01:40:18 CEST 2016

On Mon, 4 Apr 2016 18:39:28 -0400
Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> It's unfortunate that Ubuntu carries some deltas over Debian because
> it means that we can't even sync it automatically when the Ubuntu
> archive is open for Debian syncs.  Maybe Ricardo and I can figure out
> a way to get the Ubuntu changes into Debian (I'm also a DD) so that
> the distros will stay in sync automatically, modulo release freezes.

AFAICS one of the deltas is a feature switch I cannot have in Debian¹,
so I can hardly apply this one. If it's applied upstream it's OK, as
long as it builds fine in non-ubuntu systems (which I suspect has never
been tested), otherwise I would have to apply another patch in Debian to
fix or remove it... so, still a delta, nothing gained :) but I guess we
can sort it before reaching that point.

The other delta is of switching to autoreconf seems good to me, if
doesn't break anything. Feel free to bugreport claws-mail package so I
don't forget for next release.

best regards,

¹ http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-branches/ubuntu/wily/claws-mail/wily/view/head:/debian/patches/deprecate_libindicate.patch
  Ricardo Mones 
  Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.          Carl Sagan

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