Luke Yelavich <> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 12:25:56PM EST, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 07:07:47PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>> >On 29/07/10 22:39, wrote:
>> >>The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
>> >>commit eb65099ff8e46f626de4dc308f0d68a2759eb31c
>> >>Author: Jonas Smedegaard <>
>> >>Date:   Sun May 16 17:50:28 2010 +0200
>> >>
>> >>    Recommend iceweasel and only fallback on virtual
>> >>www-browser, and     drop superfluous fallback on firefox.
>> >
>> >The firefox fallback is useful on Ubuntu systems. As it is
>> >harmless in debian, I suggest keeping it to avoid Ubuntu/Debian
>> >diffs.
>> I develop package for a distribution called Debian.
>> I am very happy that other distributions branch off of that work, as
>> long as not imposing their clutches/hacks/improvements/whatever on
>> Debian.  Giving back makes me extra happy - both when done by
>> distributions and by individuals.  But as this is useless to Debian
>> and slightly clutters the package dependencies, I dislike it.
> I can understand and accept this opinion, and I don't think its a
> problem to have a separate ubuntu branch in the repo, similar to how
> other packages are maintained in the pkg-multimedia team. If this is
> the only diff we have to carry, then its a non-issue, because its
> small.
> Luke

Since this is not a build-dep, can subst-vars be abused at
build time to add additional firefox dependency

ifeq (Ubuntu,$(shell dpkg-vendor --query Vendor))
     #magic to add firefox for Recommends

Or something like that, later on before dh_builddeb?


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