[Fedora-packaging] Using Debian packaging bits in Fedora packages

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at math.uh.edu
Sat Oct 24 16:01:03 UTC 2009

>>>>> "MEF" == Mary Ellen Foster <mefoster at gmail.com> writes:

MEF> I was just wondering -- is there a policy on using bits of Debian
MEF> packages in Fedora packages?

Why wouldn't you?  Unless those bits are somehow non-free (which would
be surprising given their source) or somehow something else restricts
you from using them, you should try to make things as easy as possible
on yourself and not duplicate work needlessly.

Do credit the original source in comments in your spec even if you can't
provide a full URL, just so folks who know where it came from if they
happen to look at the package.

 - J<

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