How to not collaborate with Debian (and upstream)

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Aug 28 01:33:52 BST 2008

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 02:02:05 +0200 Lucas Nussbaum 
<lucas at> wrote:
> ...

And I'll add not particularly distinguish yourself with your fellow Ubuntu 
developers.  This particular change was also the subject of some 
considerable discussion on Ubuntu mailing lists (IIRC ubuntu-server and 
ubuntu-devel, but I don't recall for sure) because of a request for 

The discussion was overwhelmingly in favor of NOT doing this.  If you're 
going to ignore feedback you don't like, please don't ask us to waste our 
time giving it.

I've filed Bug #262063.  One clear solution would be to simply revert this 
change.  I'm open to suggestions on a better approach.  In addition to 
being a technically poor choice, gratuitously forking a package from Debian 
is not helpful for Ubuntu's long term maintainability.

Scott K

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