Proposal to reduce anti-bundling requirements

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Mon Oct 12 15:29:57 UTC 2015

Andrew Haley wrote:

> On 10/10/2015 12:12 AM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Then you try to port the application to the new APIs, and if it's not
>> possible, you revert the library commit that removed the old API.
> Well, hold on: you now have the problem of maintaining a local fork.
> Surely that is more than a package maintainer should have to do.

I disagree. This kind of integration patches is what a distribution is for 
to begin with. If users wanted to use vanilla upstream tarballs with no 
modifications whatsoever, they'd use LFS. (And in practice, even LFS has 
patches they make you manually apply, because the tarballs won't even 
COMPILE together as is.)

        Kevin Kofler

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