On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 01:55:23PM +0200, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:26:49PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> >> > > > As an unrelated idea which popped up when reading this: Do you think it
> >> > > > would be a sensible enhancement to uupdate if it could deal with a list
> >> > > > of files (wildcard strings that could be feed to `rm -rf`) which should
> >> > > > be removed from the upstream tarball? This could simplify repackaging
> >> > > > to a certain amount.
> >> > >
> >> > > I use a script for this:
> >> > >
> >> > I'm using a more sophisticated script, that allows to filter at the same
> >> > time as the file is downloaded, without actually extracting to disk.
> It's not a matter of using a better or worse script, having dpkg, or
> uupdate, or some other tool do that for us. It's a matter of
> repackaging. It's a matter of altering upstream's package for (IMHO)
> no good reason.
Please read again my initial mail. We all know that there are good
reasons to repack. Simply assume I'd write about these cases.