Today I had two (ancient) questions of mine closed as 'off topic'. Both relate to Debian packaging mechanics.
- Is it possible to specify a range of versions for a conflict in a Debian package?
- How can I force a udeb to build with gzip?
I don't really care so much that these question were closed; after this much time, they're not likely to get answers, not to mention I've moved on from those problems with other work-arounds. So I'm really only asking for the sake of future possible questions.
I was clearly under the impression that questions on the mechanics of building packages were on-topic, as they relate to programming, although admittedly a somewhat narrow aspect of programming.
If they are off-topic on SO, are they on-topic somewhere else?