Re: Okay to delete bianry from orig.tar.gz ?
On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> The upstream sources for xplot contain a pre-compiled i386 binary (in
> case users don't want to compile themselves). The binary is not relevant
> to Debian:
> $ ldd xplot
> libforms.so.0.81 => /usr/local/lib/libforms.so.0.81 (0x4000b000)
> libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libc5-compat/libX11.so.6 (0x4006c000)
> libm.so.5 => /lib/libm.so.5 (0x4010a000)
> libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x40113000)
> It takes up a whole 1.2 MB. Is is okay to delete it?
In fact, I think this should be considered a bug that should be forwarded
In general, a source tarball should not contain any architecture-specific
If the author wants to distribute binaries anyway, you may suggest him/her
to do it by using a different tar file.
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