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

I think we are in vigorous agreement, but your tone makes me hesitate.
Let me summarise my understanding:

 File status:   DFSG-free       non-free but            Not
                                redistributable         redistributable
                --------------- ----------------------  ------------------
 Presence       Can and         Currently removed       Must be removed,
 in .orig       should be       from .orig's by some    so .orig tarball
   .tar.gz      included.       maintainers.  I think   must be repacked.
                                this is a waste of

 Removal or     May sometimes   IMO necessary to        Insufficient.
 inhibition     be useful to    prevent accidental
 by dpkg-src    avoid acci-     use, and to facilitate
 pattern or     dental use.     licence review
 rm by rules

Do you agree ?  In particular, do you agree that repacking .orig
tarballs to remove non-free-but-redistributable files (such as RFCs
and non-free-GFDL docs) is a waste of time ?


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