How hard would it be to create a dub2deb tool?

deadalnix deadalnix at
Thu Feb 18 19:31:10 UTC 2021

On Thursday, 18 February 2021 at 14:15:15 UTC, Dukc wrote:
> Not .deb, but converting DUB to a general package format 
> nonetheless:

That's an interesting project, and certainly contains the seeds 
of what I'm looking for, but some of the design decision are IMO 
misguided. Nothign against the author per se, these error seems 
to be pervasive in the npm, pip, ruby gem ecosystems and many 

You simply can't download a bunch of crap from the internet and 
deploy it this way. First, this is very insecure (see 
for the latest iteration of the madness) but it also a 
reproducibility problems (the source may change from under your 
feets) and availability (someone pulling leftpad can bring down 
your whole deployment capability).

This is why you want to be able to package things and deploy them 
as deb/rpm/dmg/whatever

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