Re: Enabling uupdate to simply remove files from upstream source
]] Pau Garcia i Quiles
> 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. It's a matter of breaking user confidence: users are
> no longer able to compare Debian's .orig.tar.gz with upstream's
> tarball, or with Gentoo's traball, or with Fedora's tarball, etc just
> because we are shipping a different source tarball.
It's customary to add +dfsg or similar when repackaging, so it's pretty
clearly marked that it's not the exact same tarball as upstream's
released and I believe user confusion is small.
Also, I question whether people just check fingerprints instead of
actually diffing the contents of the tarballs themselves.
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are