Re: Bug#592839: dpkg-source option to remove files on unpack: debian/source/remove-files
Goswin von Brederlow writes ("Re: Bug#592839: dpkg-source option to remove files on unpack: debian/source/remove-files"):
> No. The files must be legal to be included. They are distributed in the
> tarball after all. So deleting or not deleting makes absolutely no
> difference to ftp-master. This only works for things we don't WANT to
> use, not for things we CAN'T use. Convenience copies are a perfect
> example for this. The deleting is there to make sure we don't
> accidentally use them. Not to make the tarball legal. Only repackaging
> will make a tarball with truely non-free stuff usable.
There is a difference between "`only' non-free" and
non-redistributable. At the moment people are removing RFCs and
GFDL-non-free docs from source packages, because those files are
non-free; however, they are redistributable.