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Re: Debian violates GPL?

On Sun, Dec 20, 1998 at 11:09:52AM -0600, Rob Browning wrote:

> Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:
> > I'm not sure how much difference this makes, but a number of
> > packages do include binaries in the upstream source. (In particular,
> > cruft has done this in the past by mistake, and
> > distributed-net-pproxy doesn't have sources (it's non-free))
> Well, you need to tell CVS that they're binary so that it doesn't try
> to do something silly like keyword substitution on them, but other
> than that...

Yes, -kb.  Incidentally, your idea also has serious trouble with packages
that use CVS upstream.  Many have $Id$ or similar tags in them, and some
even have CVS directories in the tar.  (mozilla is one, IIRC)

> I'm wondering if it might make sense, if it's possible, to turn off
> keyword substitution across the board for all files in the package
> except the ones in debian/*.
> -- 
> Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930
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