Re: Standard to indicate repacking in version numbers?
Russ Allbery wrote:
> I don't see any reason not to put it in debian/copyright no matter how
> long it is. It's not like the length of a text explanation, even if
> complex, is going to be a serious problem.
> However, ideally the steps should be *automated* and put into debian/rules
> get-orig-source, in which case you don't have to give detailed steps in
> either location and can simply refer to the automated procedure in
> debian/rules get-orig-source, which if used by the maintainer also has the
> benefit of being tested.
While get-orig-source gives the steps used to repack it, it does not give the
rationale behind those steps. A text explanation of why you repacked is still