Re: postscropt document without source
On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 04:13:50PM +0100, Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
> Colin Tuckley wrote:
>> I'm working on a package (blas) that contains a postscript document with no
>> source supplied by upstream.
>> Obviously I can remove the postscript file from the binary package, but is
>> this sufficient or do I also need to remove it from the source package -
>> which implies re-packaging the .orig.tar.gz
>> I'd like to get this right because the package was rejected when it was last
>> uploaded (by a previous maintainer) because of this.
> I seems silly to leave out the documentation. For a library like blas you
> really need it. It should be possible to extract the text from the
> Postscript document using pstotext (apt-get'able)
> (I have never used pstotext, so I don't know how well it works). The
> salvaged text could then be reformatted for texinfo, for example.
> This leaves the problem of copyright, which I assume is independent of
> format, and could possibly simply be propagated to the reformatted
While I guess patches for this are very appreciated, the gfortran
transition shouldn't stall on this documentation issue, either.