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

On 12/08/10 20:18, Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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.

As I understood it, Ian doesn't want people to waste time on it. Filling
a glob on the .dsc is the same work as putting the same glob in
debian/rules. While it is a bit more cumbersome to override than his
proposed method, it can still be easily done.

Felipe Sateler

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