Re: Bug#35781: samba has no pristine source.
On Tue, Apr 13, 1999 at 06:16:36PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> 1. dpkg-source supports pristine source. Is Eloy aware of this? (I'm not
> completely sure when he says that "samba_2.0.3.orig.tar.gz must untar in
Because some really really really old version of the packaging manual said
> 2. A CVS artifact inside a tarball is ugly. A source which is not
> pristine is ugly too. Which one is more ugly? In cases like this, IMHO,
> the maintainer should be able to have the final say about it.
A CVS directory inside the original source is not only ugly but problematic.
Some of us have personal CVS repositories where our packages live. It's
very convinient for the to be able to check the differences between two
upstream releases of a package, to diff two debian releases, and so on.
In my packages, I have found a CVS directory on the original source only
once. I had to manually import the sources into my CVS tree, but other than
that, cvs-buildpakcage works just fine. I had the choice of using pristine
source and removing the CVS directory and repackaging. I chose the former
because pristine source is convinient for users, while the "fixed" tarball
is convinient only for me.