Re: Standard to indicate repacking in version numbers?
Bill Allombert <Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr> writes:
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:13:51AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> We went back and forth on this several times on debian-mentors and I
>> think everyone finally agreed that debian/copyright is the correct
>> place to explain any repackaging of the upstream source. Since
>> debian/copyright is the standard place to explain where the upstream
>> source came from, it's the logical place for that information to go.
>> Please let's not add a new documentation file that isn't automatically
>> collected by the PTS, packages.d.o, etc.
> Personnally I put it in debian/README.sources with instruction on how
> to generate the tarball from the upstream one.
> debian/README.sources is mentionned in another policy proposal.
Which I am similarly opposed to. I think Policy 12.5 is reasonably clear
In addition, the copyright file must say where the upstream sources
(if any) were obtained.
To me at least, that includes information about how a custom pack of the
upstream sources is generated, if that's necessary.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>