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Re: Multiple source packages from one upstream source

On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 02:55:56PM -0700, Shaun Jackman wrote:
> > Depending on source packages isn't supported.
> The file binutils_2.15.orig.tar.gz is already in the archive. Rather
> than uploading a duplicate copy with another name, I'd like to use the
> same file. In this case it's a peer relationship not a dependency
> relationship. Both packages use binutils_2.15.orig.tar.gz, but neither
> one is necessarily the owner of the file, so long as they both use the
> same unmodified tarball from upstream.
> I compare this to hard-links. Once a hard-link is created, it's
> impossible to tell which link is the original. They are peers, unlike
> symlinks.

Still isn't supported.

Have you considered approaching the binutils maintainer about co-maint
of a specific part of the package?
Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org>                                        ,''`.
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