On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 04:04:50PM -0500, Ty Young wrote:
Anyway, I'm just asking that Fedora not repeat what Debian did.
I find it to be a bit paranoid, I understand the concerns regarding
someone sneaking in malware into pre-build binaries. I'm just asking
Fedora not package the software at all in that case, or any software
that depends on that software if possible. People who want to support
Linux by writing software shouldn't be bothered with bug reports from
issues they never created to begin with.
"Fedora" doesn't package software; individuals do. Those individuals
are free to package whatever they like, and Fedora will distribute those
packages if they meet the well-established packaging criteria.
Those packagers, and Fedora, are "supporting Linux".
Meanwhile, for every distribution-created "bug" there are ten thousand
that created by the upstream authors. Most upstreams are mature enough
to recognize this, and consider distribution-level packaging (and
front-line user support) efforts to be, on the whole, a net gain.
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