Re: purging upstream source tarball, or not?
2010/7/17 Sébastien Barthélemy <email@example.com>:
> The project is quite inactive, I don't think they'll bother to make a
> new release. But, I'll file a bug.
An inactive upstream is another problem. I would suggest joining or
taking over upstream. At least alioth and sf.net allow abandoned
project takeovers if the current maintainers are MIA, other sites
might too. Starting a fork is another option if their hosting site
doesn't allow that.
> I could also do it in a patch. Is there any reason debian/rules is better?
A patch adds another copy of the code, this time in
debian/patches/remove-foo.patch whereas you just add a line or two to