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Re: Bug#457353: gdome2-xslt: should not be a Debian-native package

Gabor Gombas wrote:
> You seem to make the mistake to think that the debian/ directory
> provided by upstream is there to help the distro maintainer.
[false assumptions]

  I remove the upstream debian/ directory because the program that
create the diff.gz (dpkg-deb ?) does not record *removal* of files [1].
It only record changes. And I need to remove some files...
  A workaround can be to add 'rm debian/....' in the 'clean' and 'configure'
target of debian/rules but I think it is a lot clearer with a new
upstream tarball without debian/ directory.

  Best regards,

[1] I think it is a feature so that, for example, if a pdf is provided
in the upstream sources, it can be recreated and removed in the build/clean
targets without bother to save the original one. And I think this is a
good feature.

Vincent Danjean       GPG key ID 0x9D025E87         vdanjean@debian.org
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