I can understand your position if you are only a porter and not a direct
maintainer of a package.  However, I have seen package maintainers in
different distros duplicate each other's work and add hacks to their
packages that I could have fixed quicker and cleaner if somebody had
shared their problems with me.

I'm just letting you know the upstream position.  We want to hear about
issues and we want the patches.  Everybody's life gets easier if work
gets upstreamed.

Just look how quick we managed to get GNU/kfreebsd building, it was a
matter of hours after we received the reports.  And now that it's
upstream nobody will have extra work maintaining patches again...

Unfortunately, I have to repeat again that not every upstream is responsive as you, see i.e. [2]

From my POV, ideal cooperation is as in [3], I as a porter
really don't know enough details of a package.
Or even when the porting problem comes from package maintainer [4].
And this case, of course ;-)

Thanks
Petr

[2] 
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2179778&group_id=36127&atid=416300
[3] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=578023
[4] http://lists.debian.org/debian-bsd/2010/02/msg00022.html



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