Re: Documentation on handling of orig.tar.gz files for Developer's Reference or for Debian Policy
Scripsit Frank Küster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
First, thank you for taking hand of this issue!
> > |> 3. should, except where impossible for legal reasons, preserve the
> > |> entire building and portablility infrastructure provided by the
> > |> upstream author. For example, it is not appropriate to omit source
> > |> files that are used only when building on MS-DOS
> > Unfortunately, there are lots of precedent for MS-DOS specific files to
> > carry a non-free license, so removing them can be the safe option.
> That's why I (or Henning) wrote "except where impossible for legal
To prevent this misunderstanding, perhaps change to
For example, it is not sufficient reason to omit a file that it is
used only when buidling on MS-DOS. Similarly, a Makefile provided by
upstream should not be omitted even if the first thing your
debian/rules does is to overwrite it by running a configure script.
Some minor typos, most certainly originally made by me:
officially distributed to the upstream author: s/to/by/
non-DFGS-free material: s/GS/SG/
the latter two points it to let: s/it/is/
Henning Makholm "Also, the letters are printed. That makes the task
of identifying the handwriting much more difficult."