Re: Debian violates GPL?
On Sat, Dec 19, 1998 at 05:54:38PM -0600, Rob Browning wrote:
> Easy, Manoj's scripts archive the untarred orig tree, and each new
> upstream release gets checked on this same CVS branch with a new tag.
> This means that the CVS repository is just storing the diffs between
> upstream releases and between debian releases on a file by file basis
> (no tarfiles).
> You can check out any upstream version, or any debian version (which
> is just the upstream branch with the right Debian diff branch merged
> in). Manoj's scripts automate *all* of this, including checking out
> the right branch and making the orig.tar.gz when you need to do an
Just one more question: will cvs-buildpackage & co
use the *original* .tar.gz, or will they just do a
cvs co && tar czf? Quite often having the upstream
source replicated bit-by-bit is important; md5sums
of .tgz are often used to check for trojan horses.
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