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Re: Debian violates GPL?

On Sat, Dec 19, 1998 at 01:01:50AM +0100, Richard Braakman wrote:
> Steve Dunham wrote:
> > IMHO, the best solution is to keep any diff file and .orig.tar.gz that
> > is needed to create a binary package on the ftp site.  (This can be
> > kept track of by updating a database as packages are added to and
> > deleted from the archive.)
> The primary obstacle to this is that the .orig.tar.gz can change from
> one Debian revision to another, without changing name.  Schemes for
> dealing with this quickly grow to Byzantine complexities.

Hmm. Should this be disallowed?

A new debian revision should mean a revision of the DEBIAN part of
the package -- the diff only.

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD              hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au
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