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Re: moving a package from non-US/main to main?

On 02 Sep 2001 23:18:56 -0400, Sam Hartman <hartmans@debian.org>
>>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Haber <debian-devel.lists.debian.org@marc-haber.de> writes:
>    Marc> On Sun, 2 Sep 2001 22:49:00 +0200 (CEST), Santiago Vila
>    Marc> <sanvila@unex.es> 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
special procedure?

>    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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