Re: Bug#52351: packaging of xawtv is bizarre!
On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Jules Bean wrote:
> 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?
Ok, I should have explained this better.
XFree86's orig.tar.gz is not pristine. To make XFree86, Branden has to fetch
the X333.tgz, and X333-3331.diff.gz. So the first version that was done
didn't have this as one of its design goals. I never fixed it.
I have ideas in my head of how to fix it, but haven't had time. That is what
my upcoming christmas break will be for.
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