Re: duplicate library code in a package
On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
An excellent point. I imagine that it would also be permissible to
repackage the .orig.tar.gz file so that it is gone from there as well.
True, but then there is an additional step to taking a new tarball release
and making a package. I think it is better practice not to modify the
upstream tarball. Suppose that I were gone and you wanted to package a
new release of my package. If I have a special, hidden procedure to
prepare the original tarball, then you would not be able to just apply the
diffs from the old source and have a chance to make it work.
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Illinois Institute of Technology
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