Re: Proposal new source archive format
On Mon, 1 May 2000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> 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?
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