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Re: Debian violates GPL?

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> 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.

Actually, a few weeks ago, I accidentally uploaded an .orig.tar.gz
(for gnome-libs) that differed from what was already installed in the
ftp archive.  Luckily, it got rejected.  So I'm not sure that it is
possible to have multiple .orig.tar.gz files with the same name.


 - Jim

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