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

On Wed, Aug 25 2010, Ian Jackson wrote:

> 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
>                                 time.
>  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 ?

        Once I have written my watch file, and the urepack script, I
 find that the time being wasted lies in the sub-second range.  Hardly
 something I worry about, really.


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