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Re: Debian violates GPL?

On Sun, Dec 20, 1998 at 11:15:22AM -0600, Rob Browning wrote:

> cvs-buildpackage untars the tree so it can put it under CVS, so
> reconstructing the upstream tarfile does require re-tarring it.  This
> means that gzip/tar differences could make the resulting tarfiles
> slightly different, though the contents should be bit-for-bit
> identical.  This is a drawback, but not one I can see a good way
> around.

Yes, it is a drawback, and no, it cannot be reconstructed.

Packages containing directories, or worse, files called CVS will be horribly

Owner information is lost.  Permission information may be lost.

This is not a CVS problem; it's just a problem because you're trying to use
it for something for which it is not intended.

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