Re: moving a package from non-US/main to main?
On 02 Sep 2001 23:18:56 -0400, Sam Hartman <email@example.com>
>>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Haber <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Marc> On Sun, 2 Sep 2001 22:49:00 +0200 (CEST), Santiago Vila
> Marc> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> However, you can repackage the .orig.tar.gz source and remove
> >> the non-US bits from it. Then you could upload both source and
> >> binaries to main.
> Marc> That would break the principle of pristine sources, though.
>So, that's not a principle, it's a somewhat desirable goal. For some
>licenses it may be necessary, but there are many reasons you might
>have to change the upstream tarball, including for example DFSG
>problems with part of a program.
I see. So that is not a real problem. Do I simply tar the sources with
non-US bits removed and call that tar foo.orig.tar.gz, or is there a
> Marc> Can anybody confirm that CAST is not among the non-USable
> Marc> offenses?
>First, CAST is actually going to be less exportable than SHA. CAST is
>a crypto system family, SHA is a hash.
I am an idiot. The current version of the package has CAST, and the
new has CAST and SHA, with an option to remove SHA. So, the package
needs to be in non-US since there is no option of removing CAST.
I mixed that up, sorry again.
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