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Re: Documentation on handling of orig.tar.gz files for Developer's Reference or for Debian Policy


Am Montag, den 01.11.2004, 10:58 +0100 schrieb Frank Küster:
>    - a README.Debian-source file added to the orig.tar.gz 

I think this is should be done, or any other way that clearly marks
the .tar.gz as modified (even if only files are removed, it is a
modification). Anyone downloading a .orig.tar.gz file from debian should
be able to safely assume that it really is the "original .tar.gz". If
this for any reason is not right, there should be a note attached. The
most convenient way to do so is to include a file like this in the

The problem of changes of this file is a true one. Therefore, maybe we
can agree on a standard wording for these file, something like:

This file was modified by the debian package maintainer in the following
These files were removed:


I think there should be no justification or similar in there, the file
should be as short as possible.


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
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