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Re: native packages

Joachim Breitner dijo [Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 12:35:38AM +0200]:
> Hi,
> of course you are right. You (and others) probably got me wrong. The
> .diff.gz system is great, availability of original tar balls also. For
> the very most packages, this system is fit and ok. What I say is that,
> for whatever reasons (for example upstream sources being in some very
> strange format) has to create a .tar.gz file from scratch anyway, and
> wants to do so, he should be able to create a non-native package without
> a .diff.gz.

What I have done in suche cases is to repackage the original upstream
directory just as it is distributed from the author. In one case
(can't remember the exact package - it was a NMU I did at debconf3) I
had to modify it (removed a non-free RFC from the orig.tar.gz). That
was clearly documented in README.Debian, pointing to the original
site. That is a compromise you must sometimes make.

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