Re: Bug#457353: gdome2-xslt: should not be a Debian-native package
Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Anyone who wants to package your source for something else than Debian
> is then free to completely and utterly ignore your debian/ directory...
I'm trying to package two softwares where upstream
1) puts its debian/ directory in their releases (X.Y.Z)
2) provides non-natives debian packages (X.Y.Z-D) where the orig.tar.gz is not
the exactly the same as the previous one (mostly config.guess and similar
3) proposed debian packages does not reach at all the quality needed for the
I can tell you that this is not a easy way to cleanly package these
softwares. I did not talk to upstream yet because I would like to present
them new clean packages. Nevertheless, for now, I need to recreate a
X.Y.Z+debian.1.orig.tar.gz without the debian/ directory so it is more
difficult for a user to check that the orig.tar.gz has the same software
as in the upstream site.
More generally, having a tar.gz without debian/ makes easier to create
the debian package. Some people say they are also the debian maintainer. But
are they also the Ubuntu maintainer ? the knoppix maintainer ? the backport
maintainer ? ...
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