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Re: Minified javascript files

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:
> 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).

Oh, no, wait, never mind, that's only for binary packages, and the problem
you have is with the source package containing sources that are not in the
preferred form for modification.  Yeah, I don't think there's a good
solution for that.

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

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