should I talk to upstream?
I intend to package a project called "argtable", mostly because I want
to use it in my own package, rsyncrypto, in order to make it less Linux
specific. There are two issues that come to mind:
1. The source directory naming of upstream is "argtable2", instead of
the expected "argtable-2.4".
2. The author seems to keep the "1" series version around, since version
2 introduced some incompatibilities.
I intend to ignore the second problem, so that if it ever comes up we
can call the other argtable "argtable1". What should I do about the
first problem, though? Should I repackage the original source (and
remove on of the examples compiled for FreeBSD left behind in it, while
at it). Should I use the original source package as is? Should I contact
upstream and ask him to change the way he names the directories?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A few URLs:
Package homepage: http://argtable.sourceforge.net/
I'm still waiting for the ITP tracking number to come through.
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