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Re: Bug#592839: dpkg-source option to remove files on unpack: debian/source/remove-files

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:

> As suggested by Ian on -devel (see attachment), it would be nice to have
> a way to remove files during unpack of a source package to hide non-free
> files from our users without stripping them from the original tarball.

> I also prefer this approach over repacking upstream files so let's
> implement this feature.

I'm pretty sure ftp-master isn't going to allow source packages with
non-free content in the main archive regardless of whether that content is
hidden on unpack (I certainly wouldn't if I were them), so implementing
this is kind of pointless for Debian.

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

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