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Re: Debian violates GPL?

On Sun, 20 Dec 1998, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 19, 1998 at 11:49:14AM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> > > Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:
> > > > Hmm. Should this be disallowed?
> > 
> > No, certainly not.  There are plenty of valid reasons to alter a
> > .orig.tar.gz, e.g. switching to or from pristine source, removing,
> > adding or modifying binary files, etc.
> We don't allow simple binary recompiles to have the same file name
> (the Debian revision must change), so I'm a bit unsure why the same
> is not true of the .orig.tar.gz file.

Maybe because dselect does not fetch source packages :-)
It does only fetch binary packages.

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