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Re: Non-recompilable binaries in source and binary packages (Adobe Flash strikes again)

Felipe Sateler <fsateler@debian.org> writes:
> On 12/08/10 16:21, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Tanguy Ortolo <tanguy+debian@ortolo.eu> writes:
>>> Ian Jackson wrote:

>>>>> I'd much rather you could just write in your .dsc a set of glob
>>>>> patterns for files to remove, somehow, which dpkg-source would
>>>>> remove when you unpacked it (unless you told it not to).

>>> Well, I see no .dsc field that would allow such a thing. dpkg-source
>>> has the options to ignore files when building a source package, but
>>> this is the closest match I found, but I have only used it for a
>>> couple of months, not developped it. :-)

>> I think Ian was saying that he'd like dpkg-source to add that feature,
>> not that it already existsed today and was something you could use.

> CDBS currently has get-orig-source rule which does that. You just define
> a variable with a space separated list of globs and it excludes them
> when fetching the source from the web.

I believe that's implemented by repacking the upstream source to omit
those files from the *.orig.tar.gz, which is exactly what Ian doesn't want
people to have to do.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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