Re: Okay to delete bianry from orig.tar.gz ?
On Wed, Dec 16, 1998 at 01:35:41PM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> The upstream sources for xplot contain a pre-compiled i386 binary (in
> case users don't want to compile themselves). The binary is not relevant
> to Debian:
> $ ldd xplot
> libforms.so.0.81 => /usr/local/lib/libforms.so.0.81 (0x4000b000)
> libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libc5-compat/libX11.so.6 (0x4006c000)
> libm.so.5 => /lib/libm.so.5 (0x4010a000)
> libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x40113000)
> It takes up a whole 1.2 MB. Is is okay to delete it?
> In the same vein, there's a static library needed to build xplot.
> The package includes a precompiled version (which didn't work for
> me) but I use the script to recreate it from sources anyway.
> Is it okay to delete it as well?
> Obviously, my xplot_1.18.orig.tar.gz file won't correspond
> exactly to upstream sources (it'll be smaller!), but that's okay
> too right?
I think it is only a problem for licensing. If it doesn't violate
their license and as long as your .dsc will work with the original as
well as your reduced source archive, there isn't a problem. No one
can reasonably object to a little bandwidth savings.
> Thanks again,
> Peter <email@example.com>
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