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Re: Minified javascript files

Vincent Bernat <bernat@debian.org> writes:

> On the behalf of the FTP master team, Ansgar Burchardt explained me why
> the dependency to libjs-jquery is not enough to fulfill the "provide the
> sources" part since the source in the archive may not correspond to the
> version included in the upstream tarball.

> I agree with the rationale. However, here is mine:

>  1. The license allows redistribution and modification of the minified
>     version without having the sources. Therefore, we are only dealing
>     with DFSG here.
>  2. The package does not need the shipped minified version to work
>     correctly. We replace it with another minified version from another
>     package. This may mean that from the point of view of the
>     package, the sources provided in libjs-jquery is "equivalent" to the
>     sources that would have been provided with the package.
>  3. Repacking the original tarball just to remove those files is extra
>     work.

> I know this is tedious but what others think about this matter?

Could this be solved via the Built-Using field?  That indicates that
you're embedding source from another package (in this case, libjs-jquery).

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

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