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Re: Do not make gratuitous source uploads just to provoke the buildds!

Mike Fedyk <mfedyk@matchmail.com> writes:

> Andreas Barth wrote:
>>* Wouter Verhelst (wouter@debian.org) [050321 00:25]:
>>>On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 10:40:43AM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
>>>>If we don't wait for an arch, it gets out-of-sync quite soon, and due to
>>>>e.g. legal requirements, we can't release that arch. (In other words, if
>>>>an arch is too long ignored for testing, we should remove it, as we
>>>>can't release it in any case.)
> Why not include diffs of the source for the arches that required
> porting before the packages would compile and work properly for that
> arch to comply with this legal requirement?  This would allow for
> Tier2 arches to be released with a later point release or some other
> schedule.
> Mike

I was thinking of having support in the buildd to fetch source, check
a local patch archive for fixes, patch source, build package, add
patch to each debs /usr/share/doc/package/.

Would that satisfy the GPL or other DFSG licenses?


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