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Re: O: Gnus -- A versatile News and mailing list reader for Emacsen.

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

> On 24 Apr 2006, Thomas Bushnell said:
>> The version is not the only documentation.  The "dfsg" tag in
>> version names means not "this is the upstream dfsg version", it
>> means "this is the Debian-modified version, where the only
>> modifications made were those we did to make the package meet the
>> DFSG."
>         Sorry, that string in the upstream version does not convey
>  that to me at all. It makes me think that larsi released a second
>  version compatible of the DFSG.

How about adding a file named, e.g., README.dfsg or
README.changes-from-upstream to the modified .orig.tar.gz version
pointing out what has been done?  A version number or a package
name is easy to misinterpret, but adding a file with an
explanation should be unambiguous (although it would be possible
to miss it).
Ben Pfaff 
email: blp@cs.stanford.edu
web: http://benpfaff.org

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