Just did some quick testing using reprotest to see if the various MNT Reform firmwares are and sure enough, they are!

With an eye to someday doing more thorough testing, I put together some initial packaging for Debian:

To package for Debian, it would be nicer if firmware were in a separate git repository...

Now I just need to actually *test* these firmwares on my mnt/reform!

@vagrantc Side question: why do Debian source packages copy the upstream source tree and add a debian subdirectory inside it, instead of having a link to source tatball (or git repo) and downloading it during the build, like Arch's PKGBUILDs, Alpine's APKBUILDs and RPM specs do?

Partly historical, the packaging workflow evolved from source tarball plus a .diff, the requirements for compliance suggested it was best to keep a copy of your sources to ensure you could provide them, and since then Debian as a community has developed a wide range of interesting ways to modernize packaging workflows, e.g. or driven ( FTW!). What was your favorite VCS in the early 90s? If Debian were to start today, it would look very different.

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