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Re: Proposal new source archive format

On Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 10:51:11PM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 07:06:40PM -0400, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > There are more than a few packages out there which do evil things to
> > > archives which are not in normal tar.gz/tar.bz2 format to make them fit
> > > the Debian profile of a source package.  I'd rather use the pristine
> > > upstream source where it's reasonable.
> > 
> > Not packaging source code as a compressed tarfile is not reasonable.
> Why not?  What if the source code comes as a srpm or a zip file?  These

unzip is in non-free, so it cannot be used to build debian packages.

> If that is not possible, then I will simply oppose Wichert's build system
> in favor of doogie's.  dbs, despite the lack of documentation, is exactly
> the kind of wheel Wichert wishes to reinvent.  If he's going to reinvent
> it poorly, I'll stick with the one that works.

I personally would like to use any of these better systems right now.
Can you point me at some documentation, or at least a clear example?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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