GetDeb Project (Why I participate)

Peter (Ubuntu List) ubuntu at
Wed Oct 17 14:39:05 UTC 2007

Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Le mercredi 17 octobre 2007 à 09:24 -0400, Peter (Ubuntu List) a écrit :
>> The main reason why I started creating packages for Getdeb was the fact
>> it was so easy to participate. I created an updated package and within
>> two days it was up on the site. I tend to create packages I use myself
>> or I believe it is a great asset to Ubuntu. This is one of the reason
>> you won't see me creating packages for games at the moment.
> Hi,
> That's a good example of something not easy to backport and I would be
> curious to know how you made sure that your pidgin packages was not
> breaking other packages using gaim (various gaim plugins,
> nautilus-sendto, etc). Did you provide piding variant of those with
> dummy transition packages, correct Conflicts informations, updated
> Depends? Or did you just shipped the new version without consideration
> for those issues?
> Sebastien Bacher

I didn't create the Pidgin package, so I can't really comment on that.
But for the packages I created I do check them if it's really working
without glitches, depends checked. I don't just ship out versions
without considering those issues. And example is the updated Liferea
package, they changed their way of storing the feeds to sqlite, so yes I
made sure the depends included that too. I create packages with pbuilder
and then test them in a chrooted default installation environment.

Peter van der Does

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