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Re: Bug#52351: packaging of xawtv is bizarre!

On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Adam Heath wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > The source package for xawtv is bizarre! Is there any reason the
> > real upstream .tar.gz cannot be the .orig.tar.gz as Debian intends?
> First off, no where is it documented(1) that orig.tar.gz is supposed to be the
> same as the upstream tarball.  This has been the common definition of
> 'pristine' in Debian, but it is documented.

Adam, colour me stupid, but I'm confused.

I have been aware of your separate patches system for a while, and glibc
uses something similar, and I understood that it was good :-)

But I don't understand why you don't use a pristine .orig.tar.gz!  I would
expect something like this:

foo.orig.tar.gz - upstream source
foo.diff.gz - debian diff, includes debian/ directory and debian/patches
directory, but nothing else.

Could you briefly explain what I'm missing?


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