Re: splat package
On Saturday 30 April 2005 14:46, David Clarke wrote:
> Why is it better to have the debian directory separate to the main
> tarball? I had a read of the thread a little while ago about the
> developers including a debian directory, and am still unsure why this is
> neccessarily a bad thing if the person producing the debs is the
Because it is less confusing for your non-Debian users. Your are producing
source archives which have the debian revision included in their filename,
like splat-0.1-2.tar.bz2. Imagine you release a new revision of the Debian
package only with changes in the debian/ directory. You'd probably call it
splat-0.1-3.tar.bz2 and all your non-Debian users will think that there is a
new splat version available and download/install it. But what do they gain?
Changes in the debian packaging they don't care about. I'll consider this as
an extra burden you put on your users.
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