Re: Doesn't contain source for waf binary code
what is the status of an orphaned package but that is waiting for an sponsor to be uploaded ?
On 03/02/12 20:33, Michael Biebl wrote:
as this issue affects quite a few packages, I'd like to bring this up
for wider discussion.
The issue basically is, that the waf build system uses a python script,
which embeds a bz2 tarball containing further python sources. Those are
unpacked to .waf-*/ when the waf script is executed. More details can be
found at .
A few observations/questions:
* We do accept tarball-in-tarball packages. What makes this specific
* Where exactly is the DFSG violation? The package does ship the source
code even if embedding it in the waf script doesn't make that obvious
* Would it be sufficient to document in README.source how a user can
unpack and modify the waf sources (basically what  does) and wouldn't
this fulfill the DFSG requirements?
* What about packages which ship both an autotools and waf based build
system and the Debian package uses the one based on autotools?