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

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> 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.
> Ian.

That was my point. Legally we CAN use those files. But we don't WANT to
use them for DFSG reasons.


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